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Projects Officer - Employability

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
27/09/2020 23:59
A starting salary of £24,313
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Sep

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Further information

37 hours on a 3 year fixed term basis

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
Economy and Regeneration is part of the Regeneration, Economy and Commercial Directorate of the Council delivering the Council’s priority of Economic Growth. This includes influencing national and regional policy and driving delivery and management of a range of regeneration and economic growth projects, and acquisition and management of external funding, including Borderlands Growth Deal, North of Tyne Combined Authority Investment Funding, European Structural Funds and Central Government Initiatives.

The Role
The Economy and Regeneration Service has an exciting opportunity for an Projects Support Officer in the Strategic Transport and Employability Team.

This is a new post, developed in response to new opportunities presented in the context of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, North of Tyne Combined Authority Inclusive Economy agenda, devolution to the North of Tyne Area of the Adult Education Budget, the North East Local Industrial Strategy, and emerging employment and skills programmes and funding succeeding the current European programme.

The post will provide comprehensive support to professional staff in the provision of employability project development and delivery, particularly with regard to the provision of timely and accurate information, development of policies and business cases, and management of contracts and relations with external partners.

The core purpose is to support development and implementation of strategic policy and statutory requirements associated with delivering the objectives of the Economic Strategy and the Council’s Corporate Plan with regard to employability and translating policy into projects and initiatives.

Essential Requirements
You will be educated to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent level in a relevant and related subject. You will have experience in working with data, and a good knowledge of performance and budget management practices. You will have active awareness of and interest in employability and skills.

You will have experience of research and undertaking project tasks, organising work, resources and events, providing support to ensure successful delivery of projects, and working effectively in partnership with others.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop employability and skills experience and knowledge in an exciting and expanding area of work within the Council.

We are offering:

- A starting salary of £24,313 (Band 6)

- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

- Flexible working arrangements

For an informal discussion, please contact Kevin Higgins on 07786 020787 or Kevin.Higgins@northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk .

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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