Stronger Together Partnership Compliance Officer – closing date 20 August 2017

New Directions is Reading Borough Council’s Community Learning and Skills service. We’re funded by Government to provide learning opportunities to adults who most need our help and support.

Reading Borough Council has been successful in securing an additional £1.3m of Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund investment to deliver the ‘Stronger Together’ partnership project, which aims to tackle barriers to employment.

As the Compliance Officer you will scrutinise all project claims received from partners and submit verified claims to Big Lottery Fund via their secure portal.

The partnership consists of 14 not-for-profit and voluntary and community sector organisations. The Compliance Officer will report to the Project Manager and work closely with the partners to ensure claims are timely and successful.

You will have demonstrable experience work methodically and have excellent attention to detail and be able to demonstrate organisation and communication skills. Ideally you will have experience of working within a partnership project or multi-stakeholder environment.

For further information, please contact Rachel Spencer, Chief Executive, Reading Voluntary Action, on 0118 937 2273. Please contact or telephone 0118 937 3787 for an application pack.

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is 20 August 2017 and interviews will be held the week beginning 28 August.

Stronger Together is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

Contract type
Part timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
£20,138 – £22,658 pa (Actual part time salary - £12,082 - £13,594 for a 22.2 hour week)
Rachel Spencer
Main contact telephone
0118 937 2273
Reference number for post
How to apply

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Open for applications from
3 August 2017
Closing date for applications
20 August 2017
Scheduled interview date
28 August 2017