The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you. Please do be aware that as part of this role, you will need to be able to visit businesses within Surrey when required.
Environment, Transport and Infrastructure's overall purpose is to enable safe reliable journeys and sustainable, prosperous places now and in the future. We do this through our Environment Service, Highways and Transport Service.
This role is based in the Greener Futures Volunteering and Community Benefit Team and will help deliver grant programmes for businesses and communities. Grant programmes currently include rural development, energy efficiency and business support programmes. The role will also support the development of new grant and funding programmes. The team has successfully delivered Rural Surrey LEADER (Liaison Among Actors in Rural Economic Development) over the last 12 years and will now work to deliver the LoCASE (Low Carbon Across South East) grant funding and business support programme.
LoCASE works with businesses across multiple Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas to provide assistance and guidance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) wanting to optimise the use of resources and adopt eco-innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance in terms of resilience, profitability and competitiveness, at the same time creating jobs and contributing to the protection of the environment. The programme also aims to increase SME competitiveness by providing advice, support and grants to reduce operational costs through resource efficiency and business resilience and to enhance their eco credentials
The main objective of the role is to assist with the delivery of LoCASE and main responsibilities include:
- Engaging businesses and communities across Surrey to secure high quality grant applications
- Marketing the programme to potential grant applicants
- Supporting project applications through the process stage
- Delivering an engaging business support programme
- Working with managing authority stakeholders and local partnerships including the Local Action Group to deliver successful programmes.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of assisting with the delivery of grant funding programmes (such as ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) or similar)
- Experience of working with businesses and communities
- Experience of computerised business systems
- An interest in environmental sustainability and the green agenda
- Flexibility to travel within Surrey and access to a car to travel to remote locations
- Flexibility to work occasionally in the evenings
- Appropriate technical qualification at Degree, HND or HNC level.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15th September 2021.
Online interviews will take place in the week commencing 27th September 2021.
This is a 24 month secondment / fixed term contract.
For an informal discussion please contact Cathy Miles on 07970 059284 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.