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Project Coordinator & Compliance Officer

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £27,116 to £32,344 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 December 2023)
Basis:  Part Time (0.8)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 05 June 2022
Interview Date:  Wednesday 29 June 2022
Reference:  R220283
Release Date:  Monday 09 May 2022

Aston University is a research-led University known for its world-class teaching and strong links to industry, based in the centre of Birmingham. Through two leading research centres the Centre for Growth and CREME, Aston provides growth programmes and practical business support for entrepreneurs, SMEs, business leaders and students across the community.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to take on the role of Project Coordinator and Compliance Officer for our Pathways to Enterprising Futures project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and delivered with two long standing practitioner partners, ACH and Citizens UK.

The project operates in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area offering support to individuals with the aim of increasing participation in the labour market, improving social inclusion and mobility.  Working with local companies and community organisations, individuals in marginalised communities will be offered employability and entrepreneurial skills to re-enter the labour market.

You will play a lead role in ensuring that effective programme management, monitoring and reporting systems are in place and are in accordance with ESF Grant Conditions, Compliance and Audit Requirements, as well as playing a key role in gathering data, intelligence and evidence recorded by all team members and project delivery partners to demonstrate funder outputs and targets are met.

You will support and maintain effective working relationships and communication with beneficiaries, strategic partners, delivery partners and key stakeholders, as well as supporting delivery partners through ESF compliance advice and guidance in regard to funding rules and regulations.

Working closely with the Project Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative and compliance management of the project, ensuring that the project is on track to meet the output and results requirements of the funder and to minimise irregularities.

Aston University is looking for a motivated, confident, and flexible team member who is used to working against tight deadlines and has excellent organisational and communication skills. You should have demonstrable knowledge of the current European Structural and Investment Funds/European Social Fund regulations. Understand and a commitment to confidentiality and data security.

The role holder will have proactive approach to taking advantage of opportunities, confidence in relationship building, keen attention to detail, be comfortable working in a fast-paced team and be able to demonstrate initiative in all situations

This is a fixed term role, until December 2023, part funded by ESF. Please note, this is a part time position comprising of 4 days per week with the opportunity to work flexibly and includes a generous annual leave allowance.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rakhi Parmar, Project Manager for ESF Pathways to Enterprising Futures: r.s.parmar@aston.ac.uk.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk




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