Job vacancy: Senior Project Officer – ESF Pathways

Job details

  • Salary: Grade 7 (£31,346 – £34,728)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Temporary to 31 March 2022
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: 9 June 2021
  • Date Posted: 19 April 2021
  • Reference: 900968

This is a great opportunity to join the core project team that manages the ESF (European Social Fund) funded Pathways projects.

Opportunity Sheffield, Sheffield Council’s employment and skills service, is looking to recruit a temporary Senior Project Officer to support our Accountable Body role in the management of 2 South Yorkshire-wide European Social Fund (ESF) funded projects. The position is temporary to March 2022.

The ESF Pathways projects support disadvantaged, vulnerable or potentially excluded young people and adults to move closer to and into employment.

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic individual to support the ESF Project Manager in fulfilling the role of the accountable body for the ESF funded Pathways projects. You will have experience and an in-depth knowledge of government or European funded employment, training or learning programmes and be committed to working in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for the people of South Yorkshire.

The post holder will play a key role in project management, in the monitoring and management of partners’ delivery and the development and implementation of solutions that improve the quality of delivery.

You will support the project manager in ensuring that high levels of compliance are maintained and that partners are supported to achieve contracted and other targets. The Senior Project Officer’s role is central to the Council’s Accountable Body function, ensuring compliance with funding body (Department for Work and Pensions and European Commission) requirements and collaborating with project partners to ensure that the projects meet targets and deliver high quality programmes for residents’ benefit.

This post is partly funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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