UK Shared Prosperity Fund Programme Coordinator
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2511VR
  • Published: Tue 09/05/2023, 11:30 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/06/2023, 23:05 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £32,723 - £39,632 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mobile - Multiple Locations, meetings, clients home or business and Gun Wharf, Kent

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund Programme Coordinator

Fixed Term Contract from 01July 2023 until 27th June 2025. This opportunity is currently being offered on a fixed term contract basis of 24 months; however, if budgets allow the contract length may be extended and/or become permanent, though this is not guaranteed.  If an internal council employee wishes to apply for this role, a secondment opportunity may be considered (please state this on your application).

We are currently recruiting for a UK Shared Prosperity Fund Programme Town Centres Project Support Officer to act as lead officer to drive and implement the Town Centres programme within the UK Shared Prosperity fund for Medway, in turn supporting Medway 2037 with the Medway Town Centres Strategy.

You will be required to work with businesses, internal and external stakeholders to scope, develop and apply for or deliver projects to support the Town Centres from the Pride in Place fund.

To act as internal lead on delivery/procurement of a range of town centre projects and feasibility studies through the wider UK Shared Prosperity funding streams that will stimulate town centre regeneration, place-making with business and job growth.

Manage and monitor associated programmes, projects, and budgets, have effective communication, PR and progress reporting with excellent report writing for briefings and presentations.

You will be required to have excellent positive relationship management and brokerage with key partnerships such as Town Centre Forums, Safer Medway Partnership, Medway Task Force, Child Friendly Medway, adopting a co-design approach to project development/delivery, acting as key ambassador for the programme.

Effective and collaborative working with colleagues to ensure synergy and coordination with other programmes and funding streams supporting the town centres, such as S106 developer contributions, Future High Street Fund, Heritage Action Zone programmes.

Support the work of the wider Economic Development and Town Centres Team and the overall team manager as required.

Interviews are due to take place on the 15th of June 2023

Previous applicants need not apply.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Annette.Lebreton on

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.


How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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