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Project Support Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Fixed Term: 12 months 

EXPERIENCE is an exciting €23million tourism project funded by the Interreg V Channel England France Programme. Kent County Council is one of 14 partners in France and England. The project will work with businesses to develop new tourism products that engage visitors in the landscape in a way that supports and enhances that landscape. EXPERIENCE will promote new experiential tourism products through tourism fairs, media and communication campaigns. 

Working closely with colleagues in a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of five, part of the wider Kent Downs AONB Unit, this role will ensure the successful integrated delivery of the EXPERIENCE project. You will assist the Project Manager and project team to deliver and coordinate the EXPERIENCE project. This is an exciting and varied role and you will be involved in project development, monitoring, communication, marketing, and reporting. You will have specific responsibility for project reporting and claims and a number of discrete projects. You will be responsible for gathering and storing systematically all the financial and narrative evidence required for the EXPERIENCE project claims and audits. You will also be responsible for assisting delivery partners to adhere to EU funding requirements. You will support the Project Manager with financial monitoring, planning and budgeting. 

The role will involve working closely with EXPERIENCE team members including a Project Manager, a Business and Tourism Manager, the Communications and Marketing Manager and Officer, the North Downs Way National Trail Manager and the wider Kent Downs AONB team. The EXPERIENCE project is led by Norfolk County Council and you will work closely with their staff to provide the information they need from the Kent Downs AONB Unit.

The role may involve some travel to the Compiegne Region of France and within Kent in the UK.

The EXPERIENCE project is led by the Kent Downs AONB Unit and this role is part of that wider team. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V  Channel France England Programme, the North Downs Way National Trail, the Kent Downs AONB Unit and participating district and borough councils including Dover, Canterbury, Ashford, Gravesham, Swale and Kent County Council. 

Contact Details

For further information regarding this role, please contact:

Makala Thomas


About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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