Good Growth Fund Officer
- The Good Growth Fund Officer will assist in managing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, overseeing various tasks from fund guidance to project evaluation.
- Working closely with fund recipients and stakeholders, collaborating with UK Government departments for successful program delivery.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join the Good Growth team within the Economy and Skills Service. It is an excellent time to join the team with a big programme of work to deliver the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) which will support the Government’s wider commitment to level up all parts of the UK and making a positive change in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will use the SPF investment to deliver “Good Growth” that will move us towards a net zero economy where jobs pay at least the Real Living Wage and where nature recovery and strong communities mean everyone can start well, live well and age well. Further details can be found on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth website www.ciosgoodgrowth.com
Good Growth Team Shared Prosperity Fund Management
Cornwall Council is responsible for SPF across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and an effective programme management team has been established to deliver our exciting programme designing opportunities and responses to economic and social challenges in Cornwall. This will include commissioning and contracting projects and investments and ensuring impact and outcomes are successfully achieved.
The Good Growth Fund Officer will support the Good Growth Fund Manager and Fund Lead to deliver effective and compliant delivery and administration of the Fund, undertaking the ‘Accountable Body’ role and working in the interests of the programme. Activities will include, but not limited to:
a. Developing fund guidance
b. Managing the application(s) process and approvals
c. Completing appraisals and undertaking due diligence
d. Subsidy control
e. Contract management (working with Legal)
f. Processing of claims and making payments
g. Manage project change process
h. Project performance monitoring and reporting
i. Project\programme evaluation
j. Audit, document management, record keeping and compliance
k. Governance management (working with Democratic Services)
The post holder will work closely with recipients of the fund and key stakeholders to deliver the programme. They will work with UK Government departments, such as, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Cities and Local Growth Unit.
The Economy and Skills Service provides great opportunities and champions career and personal progression. We commit to providing a reward and benefits package to attract, motivate and reward our employees.
We offer a range of flexible working options to our staff. This helps provide our employees with a greater work/life balance whilst still ensuring that service needs are met. We are happy to talk about flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.
Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.
Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process. Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.
Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.
More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.
We are happy to talk about flexible working options.
- Promoting fairness, equality, and inclusion within the workforce and demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding principles to ensure a safe working environment.
- Offering flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance while meeting service requirements.