Project Support Officer - Business Growth

Job Introduction

Working in the Business Growth Team you will undertake tasks in a specialist service area that supports the development, delivery and monitoring of projects, programmes and initiatives aimed at supporting residents to start their own enterprise  and encouraging businesses in the West of England to be productive, thrive and prosper, driving sustainable inclusive economic growth.

You will play a vital role in the delivery of some of the Combined Authorities key projects including the West of England Good Employment Charter, Business Advisory Boards and Jobs Connect.

Core to the Project Support role will be the ability to work confidently across a range of project disciplines and related tasks, including business engagement, event management, programme dashboard management and project monitoring required to support the management and delivery of the teams business plan.

You will be a key player in making the West of England the best it can be for jobs, training and inward investment. We are delivering on bringing secure and fairly-paid jobs to the region, supporting people to gain new skills, and businesses facing economic uncertainty.  We are building on our reputation as a region of innovation and creativity. Come and help shape the future of the West of England, a place so many people are proud to call home.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Package Description

The West of England Combined Authority is seeking to appoint a Project Support Officer to join the Business Growth Team in the Business and Skills Directorate.

This is an exciting time to join the West of England Combined Authority. In the last year nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of new investment has been secured for the region. New plans are in place to deliver on Mayoral priorities to improve transport, skills and housing for our residents, take decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, and to support communities facing the cost-of-living crisis. There is a relentless focus on delivery to put the West of England on the map for regional, national and global success.

Led by the regional Metro Mayor, the West of England Combined Authority brings together three local councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership and works with communities, other public services, and industry to deliver for the region.

This is a good opportunity for someone looking to develop their skills and experience on project management and work on a range of exciting, impactful projects, programmes and initiatives. 

About the Company

The West Of England Combined Authority is an equal opportunities employer, in line with the Equalities Act 2010, and invite applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process.

The West Of England Combined Authority is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or citizenship status. We are also  proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Flexible and Hybrid working.

The Combined Authority is adopting a Hybrid working approach, which enables employees to split their week between working in the workplace and working remotely.

Hybrid Working forms just part of the flexible working options that the Combined Authority is offering as the new way of working. Flexible working is an arrangement that enables employees to have a way of working that suits and employee’s and employer’s needs whilst maintain a work-life balance.

 

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