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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£27,358 - £29,909 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term 
Closing Date
04 April 2019
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Fixed term until 31st July 2020

Based in Lowestoft or Woodbridge (dependent on applicants preference)

Possible secondment opportunity

On 1 April 2019, we will become East Suffolk Council – a new ‘super district’ authority, replacing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. It will be the largest district council in the country, providing high-quality services to a quarter of a million people across east Suffolk. Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to provide a funding support service. The Funding Team provide a vital role within the East Suffolk Councils in terms of sourcing, co-ordinating and managing external funding and managing a programme of community grants on behalf of the councils.  

Your responsibilities will include providing efficient and comprehensive funding advice and ensuring that wider team(s) are fully briefed about external funding opportunities. You will also be responsible for signposting businesses, communities and groups across the Districts to support agencies providing funding advice, or where appropriate directly providing funding advice. In addition, you will be involved in the management and administration of the community grants programmes.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong numeracy and data handling skills and be educated to degree level or equivalent. Most importantly, you will have experience in the development of funding applications, securing external funding and co-ordinating and administering grants processes related to the development and delivery of economic development, regeneration and community projects. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the processes involved with UK and EU funding sources.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Ben Porter on (01502) 523334.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no access to apply for Suffolk Coastal & Waveney District Council roles between Monday 25th March 2019 – Sunday 31st March 2019. During this period, the site will be down for essential maintenance in order to prepare for the change to East Suffolk Council on the 1st April 2019. Access for applicants will resume 1st April 2019.

Interviews: w/c 15th April 2019

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