Vacancy details

Hertfordshire Growth Hub Project Executive

Location: Based in Hatfield

Posted on: 27/08/2021

Do you have a great eye for detail?

Do you have experience of working on funded projects?

Looking to give something back to your local community?

If you have answered “yes” to these questions the role of ERDF Project Executive could be for you!

About the role

The main purpose of the role is to support the effective delivery of the ERDF (European Regional Development Funding) Funded Project, Get Growing 2 and to provide executive support to the HGH team.

  • Be actively involved in the setting up and maintenance of internal processes and procedures;
  • Contribute to the management of the Get Growing 2 Project with guidance from the HGH Operations Manager and ensure that the Project audit trail is robustly maintained and recorded, that all activities are eligible and monitored on a regular basis and achieve the Project objectives and budget requirements;
  • Support the HGH Operations Manager with the management of the ERDF Get Growing 2 Grant process from application to claim ensuring that all appropriate evidence is recorded and liaise with finance regarding reimbursement of all claims in a timely manner;
  • Provide executive support to ERDF colleagues in their day-to-day roles including support in fulfilment of client enquiries; and monitoring, assisting, and checking completion of project documentation to help minimise errors and gaps in information;
  • Cover telephones and take messages when necessary, booking delegates onto workshops, and engage with clients on an ad hoc basis to ensure appropriate documentation completed and to monitor completion of grant funded projects.

About you

We are looking for someone who has worked in a busy office environment responding to multiple demands at a time; that has experience of project work, working in a customer service/ facing role, preferably working with SMEs. It would be advantageous if you understand the business support landscape and have worked in a similar role on European funded contracts.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills; must be IT literate with experience of using Excel at an intermediate or advance level; can interpret complex guidelines and pay attention to detail; be a proactive person with a ‘can do’ attitude.

What do we offer?

This is a part time role (21.6 hours a week) on a fixed term contract up to 31 March 2022. The role is typically worked over 3 full days but would be happy to consider reduced hours over more days. If you have a preference, please express this within your application.

We offer a competitive package with a salary up to £14,719.20 (FTE £24,532) per annum pro rata for the right candidate as well as a host of benefits including:

  • A generous 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme;
  • Broadband allowance;
  • 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, including access to mental health first aiders;
  • A range of flexible benefits including flexi-pension, holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, Uno buses discount, discounted gym membership (Hatfield) and a cycle-to-work scheme;
  • Wellbeing programme for employees including access to discounts, workshops, health screening, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more;
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment;
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination, Uno buses discount, discounted gym membership and a cycle-to-work scheme.

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.

About us

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. 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.

The fine print

Please note this role is funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently 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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