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Programme Support and Assurance Officer

Programme Support and Assurance Officer
Salary range: £29,031 - £33,965 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


We are looking for a professional, confident and talented individual to provide support to our Programme Support and Assurance team within the Strategic Hub.

If you pride yourself on your exceptional organisation, communication and relationship building skills, this could be the right opportunity for you.


About the team
The Strategic Hub will provide support, advice and guidance to all parts of the organisation and its partners to facilitate the achievement of WMCA's strategic objectives and the successful deployment of the Investment Programme to contribute to those objectives.

It will provide assurance to WMCA and its stakeholders that public funds are being appropriately deployed to achieve WMCA's strategic objectives and priorities in a manner that delivers value for money, manages risk and conforms to WMCA's control environment and the highest standards of corporate governance.


Who we are
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.


This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.


Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.


Who we need
This is an exciting new opportunity which will assist in the successful development and delivery of investment projects in accordance with WMCA's Single Assurance Framework (SAF).

The successful candidate will have a proactive approach with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills.


You will work with the Programme Support and Assurance Specialists to ensure compliance/requirements are achieved.

In conjunction with this, you will be responsible to maintaining the project register and undertake regular reviews to ensure this is accurate and up to date.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.


Closing Date: 26 February 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: w/c 16 March 2020


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.