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Job Vacancy:External Funding & Delivery Officer

Job Information


£31,224 to £34,695 p.a

Contract Type:

Fixed Term for 2 Years / Full Time


37 p/wk




Wealden is a fantastic part of the UK in which to live and work. From the stunning coastline of the Seven Sisters in the South to the magical Ashdown Forest in the North, and much more in between, it remains one of the most popular Districts in the UK. The population is in excess of 160,000, the largest in East Sussex and in geographical area at 323 sq. miles, we are amongst the largest Districts in England.  The Council is committed to sensitively managed growth to ensure we remain one of the top places in the country to prosper.

As our External Funding & Delivery Officer you will contribute to the economic, community and environmental priorities of the district by identifying opportunities and leading bids for funding from national and regional funding schemes and other sources.  You will build relationships with partner agencies and funding bodies to identify opportunities for income generation or bidding for grant income to the Council, develop business cases and establish project implementation and delivery arrangements.

You will need previous experience of successful bidding for economic development and regeneration funding, excellent communication and project management skills, together with current knowledge of national policy as it relates to local economic development,  regeneration and income generation. 

This is a fixed term post for two years due to temporary funding.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime, and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description & Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

20 June 2018

Interview Date:


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Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX