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Growth Co ESF Project Coordinator

12 January 2021


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Location: TBC (Initially home based as per Government guidance) 
Salary: £27,041
Hours: Full Time (9-5pm)
Contract: Fixed term to June 2023
Closing Date: 22nd January (COB) 

An Exciting opportunity has arisen in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Growth Co.

Growth Co will act as a funding and contracting vehicle to procure the private sector to deliver growth coaching, skills brokering and inward investment promotion as well as managing an allocated amount of Local Growth Fund finance which may be used as grant or equity investment for businesses in the area. Through Growth Co, the Business Growth Service is a key part of the CPCA Local Industrial Strategy. This inclusive growth strategy is designed to shift more of our future growth into a wider economy and diversify our economic base to mitigate the place concentration risks to our economy. Over the last few years CPCA has become well known for our distinctive and innovative approach in the Business Growth and Skills arena and is respected as an organisation which is going places - and this isn’t stopping any time soon! Due to the huge pressure that COVID-19 19 has had on the economy, the launch of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Growth Co and the Business Growth service has come at an opportune time to address the further challenges on Business and Skills sector, enabling business, workers and learners to rebound quickly and generate new growth.

Job Summary

  • To coordinate delivery of the ESF Funded Skills Talent Apprenticeship & Recruitment (STAR) Hub project to completion in Oct 2023
  • To support the STAR Hub Senior Project Manager in the development and management of the ESF Funded STAR Hub digital portal including day to day content management for the portal
  • To provide support to the STAR Hub project / contract team

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Senior Project Manager through the organisation and control of project processes, to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the service and compliance with European Social Fund (ESF) requirements
  • Inputting and maintaining contact and project records, ensuring appropriate audit trails and evidence meets the ESF requirements
  • Supporting internal and external colleagues to undertake contract and project management tasks 
  • Working with sub-contractors and stakeholders to ensure funding and outputs are maximised
  • Day to day content management responsibilities for the STAR Hub digital portal
  • Maintaining Management Information Systems (financial and non-financial) and providing regular reports to the Senior Project Manager, CPCA Skills Committee and Business Board and funders where applicable 
  • Ensuring timely and accurate claims are made, undertaking project performance monitoring, and providing monthly reports to the Senior Project Manager, CPCA Skills Committee, Business Board and DWP 


  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly organised
  • Highly adaptable - to changing circumstances and demands
  • Collaborative - works productively with peers, team and others
  • Motivated - driven by personal and organisational achievement

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Proven track record in providing successful coordination support to projects, preferably those supported with ESF funding
  • Research and data analysis skills with the ability to create and maintain accurate project records and assimilate information
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of ESF funding requirements including reporting and appraisal systems
  • Qualified to A Level or equivalent standard of general education


This role has been part funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF)

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, Growth Co Ltd reserve the right to collect, store and process personal data about job applicants in so far as it is relevant to recruitment processes. This includes processing sensitive data for the purposes of monitoring the CP Growth Co. Equality and diversity policy. All personal information held by the CP Growth Co Ltd will be processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Growth Company Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who values diversity and promotes equality. CPCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by Equality Act 2010. All employment is decided on qualifications, merit, and business need and we encourage applications from all sections of society. If you would like any reasonable adjustments or additional arrangements, please contact us via the details below.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Sabina Mahmood HR Business Partner on 07593 452 255 alternatively email hr@growthco.co.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@growthco.co.uk