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Community Project Fund Project Advisor

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43209/10253
  • Published: Fri 25/09/2020, 8:19 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,582 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames

Helping communities transform their neighbourhoods

You will be joining us at the start of an ambitious journey to transform the way we invest in Surrey’s communities. Our £100 million Community Projects Fund will encourage local communities to think big and to identify, propose and bring forward bold projects to improve life in their neighbourhoods, towns and villages. The Fund will bring community-led place-making and place-improving projects to life, at a scale that makes a significant difference to local people.

You will be part of a small team of Officers supporting the decision-making and monitoring processes behind the award of this transformational funding. You will engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure community ideas and proposals coming forward for consideration, access and proceed through the relevant governance procedures required prior to funds being released to successful projects in a timely manner.

You will monitor the progress of successful projects, ensuring they deliver value for money and are implemented, as agreed, for the benefit of local people. You will be confident in building rapport with a diverse range of internal and external partners, demonstrating a real commitment to empowering residents to shape the future of local communities themselves. 

To be shortlisted for interview, your application must clearly evidence that you:

  • Are qualified to degree level, or have an equivalent level of experience 
  • Have experience of successfully advising, signposting and engaging with diverse communities
  • Can analyse and report data to inform decision-making, monitoring and service delivery
  • Are organised and able to plan workloads, projects and reviews and work on your own initiative
  • Have knowledge of business and financial planning and organisational management
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, enabling liaison with diverse audiences
  • Are confident in using a range of IT and digital tools to engage and obtain feedback from communities
  • Can develop toolkits and training materials to build community confidence and knowledge
  • Can maintain, develop and review business systems, processes and procedures
  • Can assist in monitoring and managing budgets
  • Are willing to travel across the county, including possible evening and/or weekend working.

Please read the Job Description attached to this advert for full information about the purpose and responsibilities of this role.

Job Advert

Based at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames but with regular travel to various locations across Surrey. However, please note that the council plans to relocate back into the county in 2020.

This position is initially offered on a two year, fixed-term contract but could be offered as a secondment for internal staff. It is also offered as a full time role, although job share opportunities could be explored.

Additional Information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact James Painter on james.painter@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/10/2020.

Interviews will likely to take place on 19/10/2020, 21/10/2020 or 22/10/2020.

We encourage flexible working and are committed to promoting a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile telephone will be supplied to help you fulfil your role, and to work both virtually and flexibly. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave and may also join the local government salary-related pension scheme, as well as our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  As an Equal Opportunities employer, we want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice, reflecting the community we serve. We particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Company Information

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43209/10253
  • Published: Fri 25/09/2020, 8:19 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,582 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames

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