Proposed Salary £34,794 £36,711 A Year
Career Level Managerial
Experience Less Than 1 Year
Qualifications Associate Degree
An exciting role in a new and dynamic team working in partnership, co-ordinating programmes and leading on communications to bring about positive changes in this fastest growing area of London.
‘Local London’ is a dynamic and ambitious partnership comprising the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Enfield, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. With 2.1m residents, a quarter of London’s population, Local London is larger than most UK cities and is projected to grow by 26% in the years to 2041.
The boroughs have come together to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the Local London area and to enhance the prosperity, health and well-being of all in our communities. To achieve this we develop and deliver collaborative strategies and programmes to secure the potential benefits of growth and tackle the challenges it can bring. Working with stakeholder organisation in our area and London partners we seek investment and policy support for our aims and objectives and the devolution of powers from central government.
As part of its devolution deal with government, Local London has started delivering a major GBP 30m plus Work and Health Programme to help residents with health challenges gain skills and employment and is working with the GLA on a skills and employment strategy. We are producing a ‘Business Plan for Growth’ which will set out further ambitious policies and programmes for Local London.
To support this increasing level of activity and ambition Local London is now building up the capacity of its team by recruiting 2 new posts of Compliance Officer.
The Local London Work and Health Programme (LLWHP) is the national programme that will replace the previous employment support programmes, Work Programme and Work Choice. For this programme only the London Borough of Bromley will also be included as an associate, with LLP overseeing the programme management.
The programme will operate for 5 years, with the possibility of a 2 year extension. The programme in London launched in March 2018.
The funding envelope devolved from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to North East London will be GBP 19.1 m, matched with European Social Fund (ESF) funding to offer a maximum contract value of GBP 19.1 m.
The devolved WHP offers sub-regions and boroughs the opportunity to increase employment among disadvantaged groups, unlock additional funding to help more local residents, and integrate employment services with public services. This will drive co-investment and opportunities to locally test what works with cohorts with complex labour market barriers.
The purpose of the Compliance Officer post is to ensure that the Local London Partnership’s Work and Health Programme, which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and by funding from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), delivers its outcomes successfully by supporting in the delivery management of a robust system of contract monitoring, compliance and quality assurance systems and processes reviews to ensure all funding requirements are met.
You will be working with the Programme Compliance Lead Officer (PCLO) in implementing systems and procedures to ensure effective reporting and monitoring requirements are in place for the LLWHP, including compliance reviews and checks, performance reporting and risk management, improving systems as necessary to ensure that reporting and contractual requirements are met, and exercising appropriate judgement to establish when issues require escalation to the PCLO.
You will work with the PCLO and other staff as appropriate in the LLWHP team to ensure the programme meets its operational objectives, working collaboratively with the nine member authorities, the delivery provider, and other key stakeholders such as the European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) in the Greater London Authority (GLA) who are crucial to successful delivery.
So if you would relish the opportunity to be part of an exciting new and innovative social and economic strategies and programmes in a highly collaborative environment, working with our borough Leaders, Mayor and Chief Executives, now is the time to apply.