Published: 14th May 2019

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£28785.00 – £35934.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

37.0 Hours per Week

An opportunity has arisen for an ERDF Monitoring & Compliance Officer to carry out the monitoring of the ERDF Small Habitats Grants Project which forms a part of the Greening the Grey programme.

The ERDF Small Habitats Grants project will deliver a greener GBSLEP through a £2.2m grants programme and eligible organisations from across the GBSLEP area are able to apply and then deliver green and blue infrastructure improvements at a smaller scale. The overall aim of the programme is to improve 20 hectares of land and habitat improvement.

For further information on the programme please click on the following link:

You will have a relevant degree (or equivalent) or extended relevant experience to enable you to carry out the full range of duties. You will also have:

  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining the highest monitoring and record keeping standards
  • Be able to evidence an understanding of effective project management and programme monitoring, and quality assurance techniques.
  • Able to work accurately under pressure and able to use their initiative.
  • Experience of project monitoring using external funds (e.g. ERDF / ESF) using paper based and electronic monitoring systems to ensure the requirements of funding agencies and project objectives are satisfactorily met.
  • Excellent IT skills

In return, we offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff discount card

The role will be employed by Solihull MBC and based at the Council House in Solihull.

The post is a fixed term contract and funding for this post ends on 31 March 2022.

A secondment arrangement may be considered, subject to the agreement of all parties.

The post is funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Interview Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Nick Doyle (Programme Officer) on 0121 704 6030 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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