This post is being created to support the ERDF Grant Fund Manager. ERDF monitoring requirements are hampering the manager from promoting the project and securing more grant applicants. a full-time support role will reduce the amount of time that the Grant Fund Manager is dealing with the audit and evidence trail and increase the time spent getting the funds out to businesses.
About the role
An experienced Project Support officer, funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is needed to support the Invest4 business grant programme as part of the Business Hot House project.
Working with the ERDF Grant Fund Manager you will be responsible for administering the fund from initial contact to ensuring compliance with the project funding agreement, using project management tools to track and report on project progress and outcomes with back up auditable evidence.
Part of an outward facing team you will liaise with senior managers, private sector businesses, delivery partners and project stakeholders, by phone, in person, in writing, at exhibitions and in virtual fora. Possessing excellent literacy and IT skills, tact and diplomacy, you will be required to create and interpret Excel spreadsheets and other financial tracking systems; review grant applications, draft letters, prepare board papers and take minutes and represent the project when the Grant Fund Managers absence.
You will need to have exceptional attention to detail, the ability to be organised in a dynamic environment, tenacity in dealing with challenges, be comfortable working remotely and/ or in an office environment, and with a range of individuals and organisations and be adept at using project management systems to help streamline work practices.
Note: This post is Fixed Term until and will continue to December 2022 regardless of the UK leaving the European Union
Interview date: 8th or 10th Feb
For an informal discussion, please contact Neil Clarke, ERDF Grant Fund Manager on 07584 217252
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