The starting salary for this Principal Funding Officer role is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Surrey as a place has a central role to play in the regional and national economy and is already making a significant contribution to wealth creation, enterprise, jobs, business, homes, physical infrastructure and skills. Our fierce ambition for the vitality of our places and our communities is at the heart of what defines our approach to “good growth”. The Surrey Place Ambition 2050 is a joint statement produced by key partners that sets out the vision and plans for the future.
To turn the vision into reality we’re looking to establish an exceptional Placemaking Group. As well as working with external stakeholders, the team will support collaboration and joined up thinking across the Council, combining our efforts where possible to create better places for our communities. The Placemaking Team will ensure that schemes are developed and designed to the highest possible standards with our focus on greener futures and strengthening the economy at the heart of everything we do.
In order to deliver this vision, we need you to identify fundraising opportunities across the sector and beyond and to submit successful bids to enable the Placemaking Team and wider directorate to deliver much needed high-quality infrastructure across the County.
Who are we looking for?
In this role you will need to have an awareness of all open and planned funding opportunities that are relevant to SCC in a placemaking context. As a Principal Funding Officer, you should have experience of securing external funding and grants, be able to lead on bids in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, and have knowledge of how to monitor and oversee expenditure against the funding criteria associated with the bid. This will require aligning bidding opportunities against our strategic priorities.
The skills and experience you bring are important to us but equally, your values and behaviours will be key to your success in this role. We're looking for people who can:
- Demonstrate previous experience in a similar role where successful bids and grant applications have been made, ideally within a local government context
- Work both independently and collaboratively and have an ability to influence others in order to achieve collective success
If you share our vision and have the determination, enthusiasm and ability to lever in funding to create better places, we want to hear from you!
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th May 2022 with interviews to follow.
Although the administrative base for this role is Quadrant Court in Woking, Surrey County Council embraces agile and flexible working.
For an informal discussion please contact Deborah Fox (Placemaking Group Manager) by e-mail at Deborah.Fox@surreycc.gov.uk.
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.