Grants Officer
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Company : Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Job Location : Southend-on-Sea, UK

Posted on : Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:21:28 GMT

Job Description :

Office Location Contract Type Fixed Term Contract Role Category Closing date 23-Sep-2020 Recruiter Salary £25,801 To £30,507 (Pro rata)

Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.

Your new role

We are looking for a Grants Officer to join the ERDF Programme Team on a full time, Fixed Term Contract basis until 31st March 2021. As a Grants Officer, you will be responsible for supporting businesses through the application process which could include; assisting businesses to complete the relevant documentation, quality checking programme documentation, liaison with potential applicants to ensure correct information is obtained all within tight timeframes.

You will support accurate reporting of all stages of the grants scheme from expression of interest to payment and beneficiary evidence. You will ensure applications are compliant with ERDF Programme guidance, European Commission programme guidance and relevant UK legislation by referring to both external and internal guidelines and policies (including data protection and GDPR).

This role will be remote working

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are a proficient in the use of various Microsoft packages particularly Excel and Word. You will be liaising with a large volume of businesses, so it is vital that you are able to communicate (verbal and written) and listen effectively.

This role will suit a highly organised individual who is used dealing with a lot of manual administration i.e processing applications. Attention to detail is vital for this role and you will be required to make decisions based on applications submitted.

What you'll get in return

When you join the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary and pension scheme, 23 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and employee schemes. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Borough Council can be viewed on the Why Work For Us? tab.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us on 01702352452 for a confidential discussion on your career.

“Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received.”

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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