***18 months fixed term contract***
Ecorys UK is a leading provider of research and evaluation, consultancy, programme management and communications services to the public, private and third sectors. We work closely with governments and policymakers, the European Commission, NGOs and charities across the UK, Europe and internationally. Our mission is to do work that makes a difference. Working for Ecorys is an opportunity to work with dedicated people on meaningful policies that have an impact on people’s lives around the world. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year.
Our working culture promotes personal and career development, and you will be part of the global Ecorys group with offices worldwide. We operate a flexible working policy.
About the role
Ecorys Programme Management Unit (PMU) manages a range of grants and funding projects in the UK and across Europe. Our clients include public sector bodies, governments, voluntary sector organisations, charities, NGOs, and the European Commission. PMU has a responsive, flexible team structure focused on winning and delivering high quality grant management work, across a broad range of contracts.
Our Programme Management Team helps public, private and civil society organisations deliver and communicate about their grants programmes across the UK. We have a long-standing reputation for the management of multi-million pound grants programmes for government departments and third sector bodies, including the Erasmus+ and new Turing Scheme.
We have an opportunity for Assistant Finance Project Managers to join a large and flexible team where they will play an important role in providing day to day financial administrative support to grants and funding projects. Assistant Finance Project Managers are key in ensuring an excellent customer journey experience in respects of financial management and internal financial control. A key part of the role will be to work flexibly across numerous contracts and be able to cope with changing demands. You will play a critical role in ensuring a high-quality service is provided to clients and customers and that financial outputs of contracts are delivered to time to budget and agreed quality standards.
The post holder will sit within PMU, in the Finance and Compliance team supporting the Finance Project Manager and Senior Finance Manager to deliver our financial responsibilities but may also work with colleagues across the PMU division.
You must have previous experience of financial administration and monitoring as you will need to demonstrate excellent finance and numeracy skills, with an understanding of project budgets and costing profiles.
Previous experience of using financial databases is also important with good financial awareness and be willing to undertake further external financial training.
Attention to detail and experience of compiling reports, highlighting salient points such as impact, trends etc is necessary.
You must be able to work on your own initiative and flexibly across multiple projects with good time management and prioritisation skills to manage conflicting deadlines, also identify and manage issues/risks.
The roles will offer professional growth and development, specifically in competency areas such as programme management and finance.
We are open for the role to be either full time or part time, based in our Birmingham offices – where Covid-19 guidance permits and with flexible working.
Please apply online with your CV and covering letter by 9.00am Monday 22nd February 2021. Please review and download the full job description attached.
• Documents: Job Description
To apply, please visit the following URL:https://www.cv-library.co.uk/job/213142161/Assistant-Finance-Project-Manager/apply?hlkw=Finance&s=101051&0→
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