About the Post
Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Barnsley Council’s Enterprising Barnsley Team are looking to recruit three full time, fixed term Contract Compliance Officers to manage budgeting, funding claims, control of financial & management data and partnerships for the newly launched ‘Business Productivity’ and ‘Digital Innovation Grants’ projects.
If you have experience of delivering ERDF projects and/or similar external funded projects, have passion for project and partnership working whilst delivering the expectations of funders, then we would welcome an application from you.
Your role in our journey
As Contract Compliance Officer you will be supporting the Council’s Enterprising Barnsley team to deliver the Business Productivity or Digital Innovation Grants projects across the Sheffield City Region. You will use your expertise and knowledge of ERDF regulations and processes to work in close partnership with a range of public/private organisations to deliver successful and compliant projects.
Whilst applicants with previous ERDF experience is preferable we also welcome applications from individuals who have experience of working on similar external funded business support schemes or from a financial / audit background who are familiar with processing business grants.
What you’ll need
This is a fixed term post up to the 31st March 2023, to join us, you’ll need a relevant level 3 qualification and/or evidence in a related field and your commitment to continuous professional development. You will need to evidence that you have a track record of effectively delivering projects, ideally business support related. Working in collaboration with multiple partners, being an effective communicator and a ‘can do’ attitude are attributes that we are seeking.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. We prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. We’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
How are we funded?
The Business Productivity and Digital Innovation Projects are receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.