Grants Monitoring Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week.
Post number: 202807
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
This is an exciting opportunity to join NRW’s Grants Assessment and Monitoring Team. As a team we are responsible for administering NRW’s grant programme supporting communities, sectors and organisations who can deliver best for the environment and natural resources of Wales.
You will provide the highest level of professional support to our experienced monitoring team.
Your expertise and passion will be fundamental to our ability to deliver for the natural environment and people of Wales, as well as tackling the nature and climate emergencies.
Your responsibilities include:
- Maintain systems to track and monitor progress of grant proposals through each stage of the grant process.
- Produce appropriate records of decisions, actions and outcomes to justify and demonstrate that alignment with NRW’s Grant Policy and Procedure and wider organisational governance requirements.
- Ensure that appropriate records and audit trails related to NRWs grant funding are maintained.
- Develop and maintain effective customer relationships across teams, listening to and acting on feedback.
- Liaise with and support relevant officers in EPP and in Operations involved in the grants process via the monitoring and payment of grant claims.
- Report as required to Team Leader and/or Manager on any grants or partnerships issue that is under dispute or may need senior management intervention.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Grant management skills with basic understanding of budgeting and financial management concepts.
- Managing grant programmes from initiation through to impact reporting.
- Financial and grants management/administration.
- Maintaining audit trails of decisions made on grant proposals.
- Analysing large data sets using Excel.
- Completion of searches using Google and other online databases.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with project management experience and/or qualifications.
- Building relationships with other teams, with a focus on customer service.
- Working within a Finance and Grant funding environment.
- Sharing your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.
Welsh language requirements
Essential: Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Desirable: Level 3 – Able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations.
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date 5 February 2023
Interviews will take place on TBC through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Grace Acres at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 065 3445
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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