Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
Established in 2010, Solent LEP is a limited company by guarantee and business-led collaboration between private, public and education sectors across the Solent. Of the 38 LEPs across England, Solent LEP represents one of the most significant coastal gateway regions in the country, and is responsible for securing and investing large amounts of public and private sector funding in ambitious projects to create new businesses, jobs and homes.
Solent LEP prioritises policies and actions on the basis of clear economic evidence and intelligence from businesses and local communities. Our interventions are designed to improve productivity across the local economy to benefit people and communities with the aim of creating more inclusive economies.
As an organisation, Solent LEP prides itself on demonstrating innovation, passion and commitment for the region by working in a collaborative and inclusive manner with its complex and varied stakeholder networks. The board of Directors will play an integral role in providing the leadership and setting the strategy for the area to support the “ambition to create a dynamic, vibrant, inclusive and internationally competitive region”.
Your New Role
The Solent LEP is seeking to appoint a Compliance and Data Officer on a two-year fixed term basis. In this role you will have the opportunity to complete a Level 4 qualification in Regulatory Compliance via the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education, facilitated by HTP Apprenticeship College.
In this new role, you will become a key member of the wider executive support structure to the LEP, providing compliance support across all areas of the organisation, ensuring compliance with key public and private sector frameworks. You will need to demonstrate a flexible approach to working; both in terms of the range and level of duties to be undertaken, and also to working hours – which may, at times, require attendance at early morning and evening meetings outside of regular office hours. Time off in lieu will be offered for any hours worked outside of core time. The Compliance and Data Officer will report to the Solent LEP Data Officer and will work closely with the LEPs legal teams, Chief Executive and wider Executive team to administer an exemplary compliance service to the LEP.
You will Support the LEP’s approach to audit and monitoring, including supporting the completion of outputs and actions of internal audits conducted across the LEP and Portsmouth City Council. You will perform periodic risk and monitoring assessments and produce reports to the Data Manager and Governance and Compliance Manager. You will monitor compliance laws, regulations and internal policies, as well as maintaining records of gifts, hospitality, registers of interest and code of conduct in line with LEP’s assurance framework. You will support the LEP’s transparency agenda, plus complaints, whistleblowing, stakeholder enquiries and Freedom of Information as required.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will need to demonstrate substantial experience as a Compliance Officer or similar to a comparable entity, as well as excellent literacy and numeracy skills. You will demonstrate an ethical approach with ability to focus on commercial requirements, as well as good IT skills and experience with Microsoft Office programmes. You will need a high level of attention to detail and have the ability to work alone and as part of a small team. You should demonstrate you have the ability to prioritise, manage a busy workload and work to deadlines. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role and you will need the ability to maintain confidentiality. You will have a flexible approach to duties and a willingness to work as part of a wider Executive Team to support all operations of the LEP. You will have a flexible approach to working hours and an ongoing commitment to personal development.
What you’ll get in return
As well as gaining a Level 4 qualification while you earn, you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, we will work together to drive your career.
To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.