Project Assistant

One Friargate, Coventry, CV1 2GT
£18,672 - £21,693 per annum (pay award pending)
12 Mar 2019
26 Mar 2019
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

The City Employment and Wellbeing Service has an enviable track record of successfully attracting, managing and delivering a wide range of large grant funded programmes, particularly European Social Funds. Our programmes further enhance the lives of Coventry citizens by providing high quality and personalised education, training and employment support.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our expanding Programmes Management Team as we build upon the work we have started and work with organisations across the city to develop new, exciting and innovative education, training and employment programmes.

We are looking for applicants that have experience in an administration &/or project support role.  You will need to be able to provide a high standard of support to the Programme Management Team to ensure the successful delivery of programmes and projects.

Tasks will include:
•Supporting the development of systems and procedures.
•Maintaining accurate records and monitoring financial and performance information across programmes.
•Assisting Programme Management Team colleagues with auditing delivery partner’s claims, ensuring that spend and activity meets ESF eligibility requirements.
•Raising purchase orders and payments to partners.
•Liaising with partners in relation to queries and providing support with different aspects of the claims process.

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to deal with a variety of people both verbally and in writing. The ability to work to deadlines is essential, along with a high level of attention to detail to ensure files and records are maintained to the standards expected by both the City Council and funding bodies.

You will have excellent ICT skills and be proficient in using a variety of packages in order to accurately record, analyse, monitor and review information. The ability to work effectively as part of a team, on your own and with a wide range of partners is also critical to this role.

The role is initially fixed term until March 2020, however, we are currently applying for additional funding and there may be a possibility that this post will be extended.

Please be aware the competency questions in the application form will be the core of your application assessment; please answer with as much information as possible.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Dean Atkinson 07947 138 914 or Odette Chittem 07931314691

Part-funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  11/04/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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