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Project Compliance Officer: Skills Bootcamps and Special Projects

  • Location: Initially from home then hybrid working model
  • Contract: Fixed Term Contract to March 2023 with possibility of extension
  • Salary Range: £32,798
  • Hours: Full Time 37 hours a week (Agile Working)
  • Closing Date: 31st May 2022
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Business & Skills Directorate at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

Job Summary

To provide support to the Project Manager – Skills Bootcamps and Special Projects in the organisational management and function of the development and delivery of projects in the wider skills team. This is to include continuous audit of project documentation for the duration of the Skills Bootcamps project whilst working alongside the Project Data and Finance Officer to ensure project expenditure is compliant with the Department for Education’s funding rules.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Project Manager – Skills Bootcamps and Special Projects with the development and implementation of project processes, to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning and compliance of project operations
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to foster and embed a process of continuous improvement and quality assurance with all stakeholders and establish best practice
  • Reviewing project documentation, such as learner records, to ensure project compliance against funding rules prior to payments being approved to subcontractors and providing feedback to subcontractors where clarifications or further information is required
  • Liaise and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders including providers, councils, representative bodies of the skills sector, business, and other key partners.
  • Undertake research, fact-finding and analysis activities in support of the team’s work and support the development of relevant performance indicators and management information systems.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procurement exercises, procuring consultants, projects, and programmes
  • Produce, maintain, and distribute project documentation such as risk, issue and requirements logs, action lists, project plans, programme prospectuses and application forms
  • Deal with enquiries from Training Providers and other external stakeholders on funding rules, policy changes and performance
  • Working with and coordinating the management of sub-contractors (Training Providers) and stakeholders to ensure funding and outputs are maximised.
  • Undertaking project performance monitoring, and providing monthly reports to the Project Manager – Skills Bootcamps and Special Projects
  • Coordinating project and contract meetings and organising suitable events and workshops to support the delivery of projects as required.
  • Working closely with the wider delivery team, ensuring clear and effective marketing of the workforce skills offer.
  • Realise the benefits of diversity by promoting and enabling equality of opportunity and promoting the diverse needs and aspirations of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough communities
  • Realise the benefits of a flexible approach to work in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job, and participating in multi-disciplinary, cross-department and cross-organisational groups and project teams
  • In addition to the above areas of responsibility the position maybe required to undertake any other reasonable duties relating to the broad scope of the position

Full job description available on request

Behaviours, Qualifications and Knowledge & Experience


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organised, well developed time management skills with effective priority setting
  • Confident in working with strict funding rules and regulations to ensure project compliance
  • Highly adaptable – to changing circumstances and demands
  • An advocate and relationship builder able to communicate well and engage with a range of partners and stakeholders at all levels
  • Collaborative – works productively with peers, team and others
  • Motivated – driven by personal and organisational achievement
  • Accurate and clear approach to reporting
  • Highly positive approach to work

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Proven track record in providing successful coordination support to projects, preferably those supported with public funding.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of local skills and economic priorities
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of adult education and skills funding opportunities and requirements
  • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member and coordinator to achieve project targets
  • The ability to work under pressure effectively and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication and networking skills with confidence in own ability
  • Knowledge of effective reporting at strategic levels
  • Qualified to A Level or equivalent standard of general education


  • Experience of problem-solving and implementing process improvements in a coordination environment.
  • Prior experience of working with key external stakeholders
  • Experience of government systems & processes
  • Experience in partnership and joint working
  • Experience of monitoring financial and commercial contracts
About Us

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority 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 Beata Ziemiańska HR Advisor 07923 250192 or Martin Jaynes HR Manager on: 07593 452257 alternatively email recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk