Stronger Together Partnership Compliance Officer – closing date 13 January 2019

Reading Borough Council has been successful in securing an additional £1.3m of European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund investment to deliver the ‘Stronger Together’ partnership project, which aims to tackle barriers to employment. The partnership consists of 11 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.
As the Compliance Officer you will:
  • Support the Stronger Together Project Manager to manage all project compliance activities; ensuring evidence is collected, collated and stored in accordance with all contractual obligations and requirements of the donors; both the European Social Fund (ESF) managing authority and Big Lottery Fund (BLF).
  • Assist the Stronger Together Project Manager in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate processes and procedures which enable a robust compliance function, working with the Big Lottery Fund advisory team as required.
  • Work with partners to ensure understanding of and adherence to donor and contract requirements. Review claims, respond to queries and resolve issues raised over compliance issues, providing advice, guidance and training to partners as required.
You will have strong Microsoft Excel skills and have excellent attention to detail and be comfortable handling large volumes of data, perhaps with a background in finance or compliance. This project and post is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. The post is fixed term until June 2020.
Further information

For further information, please contact Janet Meehan, Project Manager, on 0118 937 2902 or

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Contract type
Full time
Central Reading
RG4b (SCP 21-25) £20,541 - £23,111 pa
Janet Meehan
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How to apply

Apply via the Reading Borough Council jobs pages. Go to and search for Stronger Together Partnership – Compliance Officer. For further information about the post, please contact Janet Meehan, Project Manager, on 0118 937 2902 or

Open for applications from
13 December 2018
Closing date for applications
13 January 2019
Scheduled interview date
22 January 2019
Will my application be acknowledged?
We regret that we will only be able to acknowledge applications from shortlisted candidates