Project Support Officer

Ashton Recruitment require a Project Support Officer for our client based in Lisburn.

Position: Project Support Officer

Location: Lisburn

Duration: Temporary

Rate of Pay: £14.44 per hour

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

As a member of the Economic Development Team the post holder will be required:

To assist the Economic Development team by providing project support to facilitate the delivery of the Council’s Economic Development Strategy.

To assist the unit staff in the effective administration, co-ordination and delivery of projects.

To assume additional duties as reasonably determined by the appropriate Officer and participate in interchange of duties to cover for sickness, annual leave and staff vacancies.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • To assist the unit staff in the effective co-ordination, administration and delivery of projects to fulfil the remit of the Council’s Economic Development Strategy. To assist in the development of consistent project standards and methodologies and to ensure that appropriate project management processes, procedures and guidelines are followed.
  • To ensure compliance with all administration of project expenditure including monitoring and reporting of same, processing of all relevant documentation, required by internal finance/audit staff and external grant awarding bodies. To undertake monitoring visits to external bodies to ensure compliance with processes and guidance.
  • To administer the collation and production of accurate financial reports relating to performance and budgetary management, in line with Council financial procedures as outlined in the Accounting Manual.
  • To assist in the development and maintenance of any required records, databases and information systems in the unit and provide reports as required for unit staff.
  • To undertake research, as directed, on economic issues to support the development of targeted projects and programmes of work.
  • To support Officers in maintaining the appropriate Council online platforms including social media and in developing promotional materials for projects.

Essential Criteria:


1.1 – Two A-Levels grades A-C, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent


1.2 – Three years’ employment experience in at least three of the following areas:

  • Assisting in the delivery of funded projects, including financial administration and monitoring; and liaison with funders
  • Undertaking research to inform the development of projects and programmes of work
  • Designing, planning and coordinating the delivery of events such as workshops; information sessions etc.
  • Undertaking marketing and communication activities to promote activities through social media and printed media

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