Full Time Permanent Post

Salary: £31,401 – £36,153

Please see the full job description and person spec below which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.

How to apply

There are 3 ways to apply:

Please do not just submit a CV but ensure that you have addressed the points in the guidance and on the Person Spec.

Closing Date for applications is Monday 3rd September 2018

Interviews will be held weeks commencing 17th and 24th September 2018

POST TITLE: External Funding Officer


GRADE: Grade 8


RESPONSIBLE TO: Economic Development and Regeneration Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Attracting and securing external funding for projects to support the regeneration of Gosport.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To assist the Economic Development and Regeneration Manager and play a key role in identifying and securing external funding for regeneration projects, in accordance with the council’s priorities.

HOURS OF WORK: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, in accordance with the Council’s flexi-time system.  You may be required to work outside normal office hours from time to time.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The post holder is a nominated casual user for car allowance purposes, whilst the duties and responsibilities of the post justify this, and must hold a full current driving licence and have a vehicle available.



To proactively identify strategic funding opportunities (including Solent LEP, Heritage Lottery, Coastal Communities, Armed Forces Covenant and other government sources) that contribute towards the Council’s strategic priorities, with a particular emphasis on physical and economic regeneration.

To work with Council service heads and other colleagues to identify priorities for funding and assess bidding opportunities, including resource implications.

To be responsible for developing and submitting compliant Council led funding bids and the performance monitoring of approved projects, together with the Major Projects Officer and Economic Development and Regeneration Manager.

To support the Economic Development and Regeneration Manager in developing partnership and portfolio funding bids for the regeneration of Gosport.

To proactively foster mutually beneficial relationships with external partners and community stakeholders (from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors) in support of securing external funding for Gosport.

To engage with external partners and community stakeholders in Gosport, offering impartial advice, guidance and signposting in relation to available funds.

To support external partners that are bidding for funding for projects in Gosport that are aligned with the Council’s strategic priorities, with a particular emphasis on physical and economic regeneration.

To be responsible for the programme management and associated contractual, reporting and audit requirements of Council led funding bids.

To collate and interpret financial and monitoring information and verify claims made by delivery partners.

To develop and maintain effective information and recording systems, provide regular internal updates, including highlighting risks and issues and identifying mitigating actions, and liaise with project officers to ensure that all projects are properly managed and recorded.

To prepare and submit grant and monitoring claims in accordance with the funder requirements.

To report to Council management and members on new funding identified, secured and the outcomes generated.

To provide an excellent level of customer service to all internal and external partners, including businesses and residents.


To assist, as required, in the formulation and review of Economic Development and Regeneration Strategies.

Technical Support            

To use the available PC based technology for all correspondence and monitoring.

To use Idox Uniform and DMS to keep records and to input and extract information.

Professional Awareness

To provide a good level of customer care to all stakeholders of the Section.

To act in accordance with, and ensure that service delivery complies with, current regulations, accepted professional standards, the council’s policies and procedures and appropriate legislation (including legislation on equalities, health and safety and safeguarding children/vulnerable adults).

The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts are, of necessity, in many cases difficult to define precisely and, as such, may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility of the post.

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