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Developing Skills in Health and Social Care Project

Developing Skills in Health and Social Care Project - 48252 SSLE

County Hall, Norwich

£47,694- £52,662 per annum (scale M)

37 hours per week

Fixed term contract for two years


Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council have been successful in securing European Social Funding to deliver an ambitious £7.5 M project to develop the skills of the health and social care workforce across both counties.

Funded by the European Social Fund this role will manage, develop and implement plans to deliver direction to the ESF- Funded Developing Skills in Health and Social Care programme. This exciting programme comprises of three complementary projects to improve access to higher qualifications among the health and social care workforce in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The project will deliver:

• An entry level health and social care qualification which embeds the functional skills that often present a barrier to skills development and progression. 

• Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications tailored to meet skills gaps across the sector

• A career progression mentoring programme to support staff onto progressively higher qualification programmes

• An Aspiring Leadership programme which is bespoke to the specific needs of the care sector.

The project gives individuals working in lower paid jobs an opportunity to develop their skills and have access to further and higher education, enabling them to improve their earning potential and achieve career progression, and supporting them to move out of in-work poverty. 

This is a two-year ESF-funded project and the person appointed will be accountable and responsible for managing successfully the implementation, delivery, administration, reporting and the all-round effective performance of a high-quality, fully compliant and achieving European Social Funded project.

We’re looking for a highly successful project manager, ideally with recent experienced in setting up, running and managing a European funded programme, preferably someone who can start immediately.

You’ll provide leadership and direction through effective partnership working with the Managing Authority, Delivery Partners and other key stakeholders. Leading on all contractual issues in relation to the ESF programmes you’ll manage key performance indicators against the contract targets and compliance with EU rules and regulations for ESF programmes.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you’ll hold a project management qualification and /or relevant project management experience. You’ll be able to demonstrate programme management experience in the public, private or voluntary sectors

and understand EU funding programmes, in particular the European Structural Investment Funds.

With experience of financial management, budgeting and reporting in an EU context you’ll be able to translate strategies into actions, tackle complex problems and communicate them clearly. Your exceptional implementation skills are key to ensure that ideas are seen through to completion. 

This is a great opportunity to lead an exciting project to develop the social care workforce in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Please quote job reference: 48252 SSLE

Closing date: 27 October 2019

Interview date: 01 November 2019

£47,694 - £52,662 per annum

Developing Skills in Health and Social Care Project

Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1AA, UK
Fixed Term

Published on 30 Nov 2019