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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£40,243 - £42,946 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Senior External Funding Officer, Perth PKC10855
£40,243 - £42,946
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

To be part of a small External Funding team to support the development of key revenue and capital projects that support Council priorities; promoting external funding opportunities corporately and citywide; lobbying in relation to future funding; leading on external funding bids; co-ordinating the development of business cases; supporting project implementation; supporting the delivery of projects; and assist with ensuring that external funding is managed effectively across the Council and in line with funder requirements.

The main duties will include:-

•Supporting engagement with UK/Scottish Government and other agencies to identify and lobby in respect to external funding that supports priority activity and projects
•Establish and maintain effective contact with key funding bodies and seek to inform decisions regarding future funding priorities
•Keeping the funding landscape under ongoing review and identifying new opportunities that the council or partners can bid for
•Lead awareness raising at council and partnership level of external funding opportunities through establishment of, and effective use of, corporate and partnership communication networks and channels
•Support the Team Leader to develop project proposals in consultation/partnership with council officers and/or external agencies
•Support the writing of major funding applications and business cases, with a particular focus on those that support economic growth/regeneration/recovery, ensuring that these are submitted timeously and within the parameters set by funders
•Supporting service departments to develop project proposals and funding bids that comply with funder requirements and are of the requisite quality to be successful in securing funding
•Providing advice to project leads in respect to external funding compliance/claims and supporting them to minimise financial risk to the council through non-compliance or failure to drawdown funds


The Individual

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience and expertise across a range of professional disciplines including Programme management; the External Funding landscape; Bid and Business Case Writing; Relationship and Engagement management; Inclusive economic growth; Negotiation and Influencing; Monitoring and Evaluation; Budgetary Control and Funding Compliance; and operating effectively within the political and government framework.

Must have excellent written communication skills, excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to form positive relationships at all levels, with strong advocacy and influencing skills.

The Council is currently offering a hybrid working model, offering access to office working on some days/when required, on a temporary basis, with longer term options becoming available in the future.  We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Sharon Rice-Jones, Team Leader on 07500 918060.

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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