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Programme Co-ordinator for South London Knowledge Exchange

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

South London Knowledge Exchange

The South London Knowledge Exchange, branded BIG South London, is a £6m programme to support SME/University collaboration across the South London Partnership boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton.  We are recruiting a Programme Co-ordinator to support the project with the overall aim to stimulate knowledge-based growth through business start-up or expansion, improved productivity and creating high-quality jobs. Via a network of knowledge hubs in new workspace, a partnership of councils and universities is delivering a consistent innovation support offer and routes into more intensive collaboration between entrepreneurs and academia.

Programme Co-ordinator

Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, you will provide essential support to the partnership and programme delivery.  You will take on a wide range of duties with a particular focus on programme reporting and supporting high quality governance and communications across the partnership. The Programme Co-ordinator role is a fixed term role until September 2023.

The post holder will have experience of working on programmes or projects, ideally supporting small businesses and involving multiple stakeholders.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your programme management skills and experience in a high-profile partnership context.

Based in Richmond and Wandsworth Councils’ Economic Development Team (Richmond Council is accountable body for the Programme), you will work closely with similar teams across the five South London Partnership (SLP) boroughs as well as the SLP team.  This programme is one of a range of initiatives to support economic recovery and growth in the SLP area.

Flexible remote working in line with Covid 19 restrictions is currently the norm but regular working across the area, including in council and partner offices, is desirable within the duration of the programme.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 23rd January 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C 24th January 2021

Interview Date: 3rd & 4th February 2021 (TBC) Virtual 

For an informal conversation about this role please contact Steve Skinner Senior Programme Manager (SLKE) via 07852635412 or steve.skinner@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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