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Senior Project Support Officer

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    Professional Services

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    Up to £17.75 per hour

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    Jordan Richards

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Senior Project Support Officer

Akton Recruitment has a vacancy for a Project Support Officer

The role is working on a full time basis (36 hours a week), with a usual working pattern of 9am - 5pm (there is some flexibility to adjust this if required e.g. 8am - 4pm or 10pm - 6pm).

Under current national government guidance, these roles will be based working from home. ICT equipment will be provided on loan for the role (this will need to be collected by the successful candidate in person at our Newham Dockside offices). At a later date, there may be a requirement to attend our office, which is based in Stratford, E20.

The role is based in the Our Newham Business and Enterprise Team.
The role is responsible for assessing additional restrictions business grant applications within agreed timescales and in line with the organisation auditing principles.

Some examples of the duties include;
* Providing recommendations against each grant application.
* Providing inputs to ongoing planning with grant making team
* Ensuring that grant assessments are completed according to the operational and financial needs of the programme in a time-pressured environment.
* Keeping the relevant internal stakeholders informed about progress against upcoming deadlines and deliverables.
* Identifying and developing strategies to optimise the speed, transparency and accuracy of grants assessments within the programme.
* Reviewing briefings and other related information connected with the grant-funded programmes
* Providing advice on good practice in grant management, lessons learnt, scaling programmes and giving effective feedback to grantees
* Ensuring applications are eligible to apply in line with business status
* Examining and verifying evidence provided with the application and requesting additional evidence if required.
* From the evidence provided, demonstrate that the applicant has or has not met the pre-agreed criteria to be eligible for an additional restrictions grant. Sign post where required to future grants that the business might be eligible for.

Skills needed include;
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to apply a consistent approach to all areas of work.
- Ability to learn quickly, including use of new systems.
- Confident in using online systems.
- Use initiative but also able to seek advice and guidance when required.
- Good level of English and ability to communicate effectively.

Desirable knowledge and skills include;
* Good level of academic education with mathematical knowledge and experience within internal audit / counter fraud / investigations
* Experience of issues related to fraud, value for money, equality and diversity, legislative compliance and data quality

Full details of the role are included in the job description.