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UK Shared Prosperity/Multiply Funding Programme Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced funding manager to lead and deliver West Northamptonshire Council’s Multiply and UK Shared Prosperity Funding programmes, as set out in West Northamptonshire Investment Plans (IPs).  

This is a high profile, challenging post and will suit someone with a real passion for making things happen. You will be required to work effectively with local public, private and voluntary sector partners, grant recipients and monitor and report progress to a Programme Board and to government.

Funding Manager is a new role within the Economic Development team at WNC, that requires a wide-ranging skills set to contract manage the WNC Multiply and UK Shared Prosperity (UKSPF) Funds which will play a key role in helping to transform West Northamptonshire’s Economy.

As the Funding Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the programmes are delivered to time and to budget, ensuring that any projects commissioned, align to the strategic economic needs of West Northamptonshire and deliver good value for money.

What will you be doing?

  • This role will take ownership of delivering the Council’s UKSPF and Multiply Investment Plans, working with internal and external colleagues.
  • Provide update reports on the progress of delivery for the WNC UKSPF and Multiply Programmes and ensure all targets and milestones are being met.
  • Ensuring the WNC UKSPF and Multiply Programmes are delivering on budget and monitoring and data returns are submitted on time.

About you

  • You’ll have a Management/Project Management Qualification or relevant experience.
  • Be an experienced project manager with budgetary management skills.
  • You’ll have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders
  • Be an experienced at interpreting and reporting on management information data and reports

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days annual leave per year, 28 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

The council is in the process of implementing a new pay structure and terms and conditions which will be applicable to this role.  The outcome could result in a future variation to the advertised salary, and this will be discussed at interview.

About us

We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.  

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.



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