This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund element of the Tilbury CLLD programme on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2022.
Tilbury CLLD is a community-led local development programme, which will run until 2022. It has been granted £2.2million from the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 that will be match-funded with £2.2million from other sources.
The project will help people overcome barriers to employment in Tilbury. It aims to get hundreds of unemployed people into work, education or training, and the most disengaged actively looking for jobs. It also seeks to help the development of 40 new small and medium enterprises, through start-up grants and other support, as well as support about 68 existing businesses with funding available for upgrading shop fronts and other improvements.
Funding will be allocated to delivery organisations through bidding rounds overseen by a Local Action Group made up of public and private sector individuals and organisations. The Council has agreed to act as the accountable body, taking on responsibility for overall management of the programme including managing bidding rounds, contracting with delivery organisations and monitoring compliance with the rules of the programme.
Thurrock Council has an excellent track record in ERDF and ESF programme delivery and is keen to maintain and enhance this through the delivery of Tilbury CLLD. Our ideal candidate will have:
- Excellent knowledge of compliance and monitoring principles with practical experience of applying this knowledge in EU funded programmes;
- Good knowledge and understanding of European Structural Investment Funds, especially ERDF and ESF;
- Strong organisational and analytical skills; and
- Some experience of economic development programmes.
Community Led Local Development (CLLD) projects are funded by both ESF and ERDF funding streams. The Compliance Officer will be part of the Tilbury CLLD ERDF and ESF Programme Management Team. They will need to ensure that all aspects of compliance related to the Tilbury CLLD project are effectively managed to create a robust audit trail in line with EU requirements.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate
Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.
Thurrock is undergoing huge regeneration and Tilbury is an important part of that, with plans including the proposed expansion of the Port of Tilbury. This programme will play an important role in ensuring that the town’s residents have the skills they need to benefit from the employment opportunities that are being created. The community will be right at the heart of the project, working with private, public and voluntary sector organisations to develop tailored and accessible support services that are right for Tilbury.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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