Economic Development Support Position
Fixed Term Contract - 2 years
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a progressive local authority to capitalise on emerging regeneration opportunities to generate economic growth. Wirral Council is seeking to recruit an Economic Development Support Officer to provide project assistance to a Maritime Innovation and Growth Project for the Liverpool City Region. Wirral has established clear ambitions; with multi-million pound physical regeneration, employment and investment programmes, you will be joining a high profile, key priority service.
This Council's role in this project is to coordinate the activities of several established and experienced delivery partners aiming to build cluster capacity, facilitating wider engagement of the sector, and initiating test and trial accelerated innovation activities to address the key technology challenges facing maritime growth. This project is a pilot for anticipated activities planned for a new Maritime Knowledge Hub facility in Wirral, scheduled to launch in 2023, enhancing the wider Liverpool City Region Innovation Ecosystem.
As the Economic Development Support Officer, you will play a major role in assisting the Council's lead officer and delivery partners to design, deliver, manage and review relevant project systems and processes. Tasks will be varied, from assisting with the development of project activities and liaising with partner agencies, to the preparation of grant claims and project data management.
This pilot project and post is funded by European Regional Development Fund and the Liverpool City Region Strategic Investment Fund and is currently time limited to the end of June 2023. You will ensure the activities of the Council and delivery partners are accurately monitored, recorded and reported in full compliance with funders requirements.
We are seeking an experienced, dynamic project assistant. You will join a high performing and focussed team, working with a range of project delivery partners across the public and private sectors to assist in developing and delivering a complex and transformational economic growth initiative for the maritime sector. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical skills, a working knowledge of project management processes and an ability to plan and prioritise a varied and dynamic workload. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have specific experience in an economic focussed project support role, and a track record in monitoring complex projects within an externally funded compliance framework, particularly the requirements of European Union Funded projects.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Helen Carney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews are scheduled for 10th & 11th August 2021.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
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