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Support Officer (Levelling Up Fund)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£20,903 - £24,491
Closing date
30 Sep 2021

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Fixed Term until November 2022 (with possibility of extension subject to funding)

Secondment Opportunity - Interested candidates must obtain their line managers permission before submitting an application for this role.

Sandwell Council is committed to maximising public investment in regeneration to the inclusive benefit of its communities. Working within the Regeneration & Growth Directorate this is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to support the management and co-ordination of a funding submission, comprising multiple projects, to the UK Governments £4 Billion ‘Levelling Up Fund’ (LUF). 

Sandwell’s LUF programme is in the early stages of development giving the post holder the opportunity to support the development of its aims and objectives. The post holder will work directly to the LUF Programme Manager and in collaboration with council teams, partner organisations, and other stakeholders in shaping the funding bid. Should the funding bid be successful, the post holder will then assume programme support responsibility for its delivery over the term of the fund – 2024/25.

You will be required to;

  • Liaise with internal and external customers and other stakeholders in support of project work;  
  • Effectively communicate information using a variety of mediums including face-to-face, written, telephone and email;
  • Produce accurate and time critical, documents, spreadsheets and correspondence using relevant ICT skills;
  • Answer telephones, arrange meetings and manage diaries of designated staff;
  • Collate statistical information and prepare appropriate returns as required. 

These are exciting times for Sandwell. Government announced £67.5m in Towns Fund investment for Sandwell, the second highest funding award in the Country, for which we are now developing our detailed proposals for Rowley Regis, Smethwick and West Bromwich. We are developing masterplans for two of our six towns to attract further investment and we are building the £73m Aquatic Centre as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The LUF is yet another investment opportunity Sandwell wishes to maximise to enhance existing regeneration proposals and develop new initiatives across the borough.

These investments, amongst other large-scale regeneration and infrastructure projects, means Sandwell has a once in generation opportunity to ensure that the economic, social and environmental benefits are delivered to our communities.
For an informal discussion, please contact (Jenna Langford, Regeneration Manager) on (07584112886) or Email 

37 hours

Level 2 in numeracy and literacy or equivalent; 

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached. 

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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