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ESF Project Manager

Closing date: 16/05/2021

Reference: REQ102820

37 hours / Fixed-Term

28,672 - 30,451 *

Various Locations within and outside of Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Ceredigion and Powys County Councils are looking to appoint a team of enthusiastic, experienced and committed officers to drive forward the Portfolio of investments being developed to progress the Mid Wales Growth Deal and the wider Vision for Growing Mid Wales. The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) is being established at an exciting time in Mid Wales, which will play a pivotal role in driving forward key investments to drive positive change in the regional economy.

We are looking to appoint an ESF Project Manager to project manage the ESF Growing Mid Wales Regional Collaboration Office project, ensuring we deliver on our objectives and targets within the guidelines set by the Welsh European Funding Office. This role work will work closely with and support the work of the Mid Wales Growth Deal and the Growing Mid Wales Portfolio of investments.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • design, present and supervise appropriate project management systems, including managing and monitoring budgets, work programmes and activities effectively;
  • supervise and coordinate to ensure that all project activities are relevant and are in accordance with the objectives and targets noted in the Business Plan;
  • modifying and introduce any future changes to the Business Plan;
  • lead on the project’s quality to ensure that activities are provided in accordance with relevant policies and procedures;
  • act as the main contact point with WEFO;
  • inspect and monitor finance and project records of joint beneficiaries to ensure compliance;
  • liaise closely with, and enable the work of the finance officer, to ensure timely and compliant claims for WEFO funding.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme.  More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here. In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Carwyn Jones-Evans on

Interviews will be held:  07/06/2021

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

This post is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.


What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Economy and Regeneration

We play a fundamental role in the delivery of the Council’s key Corporate Strategy objective that seeks to boost the economy of the County and the Mid Wales region. We are organised into three main sections: Economy, Planning and Property Services.  Our primary functions include:  

  • Growth and Enterprise: Supporting economic growth and regeneration locally and across the region; Growing Mid Wales; the Corporate Estate and Development Opportunities; Project Support; European and local funding; Food Centre Wales and supporting Agri-Food development; Tourism promotion and development; Tourist Information Centres; Coast and Countryside
  • Planning Services: Supporting growth through Planning and Building Control Services; Strategic and Local Land Use Planning Policy; Development Management; Building Control; and Land Searches.
  • Property Services: Supporting the Council’s programme through Project Management; Property and Building Maintenance; Facilities Management; Carbon Management; and the Efficient Use of Council Property.