Vacancy details

ERDF Contracts Executive

Location: The role can be based in Hatfield or Barnsley

Posted on: 27/03/2019

Do you want to play a key role in supporting small and medium size businesses to grow the economy through international trade?

Are you great at multi-tasking and paying attention to detail?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of ERDF Contract Executive could be for you!

About us

Exemplas Trade Services Limited (ETSL) delivers the trade support services for the Department for International Trade in the East of England.  ETSL is a subsidiary of the Exemplas Group, one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with nearly 200 employees across a number of locations. As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.

About the role

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a robust and compliant project management and claims system for implementation across all ERDF projects delivered by the Exemplas Group and provide on-going support to ERDF project managers including the management of claims and reporting to DCLG.

You will be working closely with our ERDF Contract and Project Managers to:

  • maintain and develop the ERDF project management system ensuring compliance with rules and regulations;
  • maintain project process manuals to ensure compliance with ERDF regulation;
  • ensure accurate processing of SME grant payments; audit of defrayal evidence to ensure related financial information held is accurate and claims are monitored and compliant to meet funder’s rules;
  • ensure that accurate submission of claims to MHCLG is carried out and that up to date records of all projects are maintained and audited, managing where required brought in specialisms to carry out contract audits ensuring related financial information held is accurate and claims are monitored and compliant to meet funder’s rules.

About you

As our ERDF Contracts Executive, you will already have good administrative management and planning and organisational skills alongside experience of audit procedures and managing people indirectly.

We are looking for someone with high level of accuracy and attention to detail, confident in dealing with directors and department managers. You will be able to establish rapport, lead, influence, listen and motivate others in a positive and constructive way to achieve the goals of the business. You will be friendly, open and engaging with the ability to give honest, clear, worthwhile feedback. You must also be assertive, persistent, persuasive and pragmatic - to achieve desired outcomes.

Ideally, you will be educated to degree level or have commensurate workplace-based experience.

What do we offer?

What we offer

  • The salary of up to £23,345 per annum for the right candidate
  • A generous 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time)
  • Free car parking onsite
  • A flexible and supportive working culture
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment
  • Wellbeing programme for employees
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination, Uno buses discount (Hatfield), discounted gym membership (Hatfield) and a cyclescheme.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

The fine print

  • Please note this role is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund
  • Please note this role is subject to mandatory Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) pre-employment screening comprising verification of identity, nationality and immigration status, confirmation of 3 years minimum employment history and/or other activity, and third-party verification of unspent convictions.
  • Please note you must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice for information about how we process your personal data.

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