Sustainable Business Project Support Officer
3 Posts - Fixed Term Full Time
The uniqueness and beauty of Kent and its high-quality landscapes, resources and assets are greatly valued by residents, businesses and visitors. Here at Kent County Council, we are understandably proud of what we and our partners are doing to protect and enhance the environment and the many social, physical and economic benefits it provides.
We’re looking for someone with an enthusiastic interest in the environment to join the Sustainable Business Team in an exciting opportunity to work on supporting businesses increase their environmental sustainability. Kent County Council leads on the implementation of the Kent Environment Strategy, which brings together partners across sectors to support economic growth while protecting and enhancing Kent’s natural and historic environment and supporting communities to be vibrant, healthy and resilient as Kent faces unprecedented growth and change over the coming decades.
We have a European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) - funded project, Low Carbon Across the South and East 3 (LOCASE 3) which provides a consistent, accessible business support programme across multiple Local Enterprise Partnerships across the South and East, helping businesses to optimise the use of resources and adopt eco-innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance in terms of resilience, profitability and competitiveness, at the same time contributing to the protection and preservation of the environment.
The Sustainable Business Project Support Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operation and administration of the Low Carbon Across the South and East 3 (LoCASE 3) project, including compiling of evidence, business communication and data management.
We are looking for a well-organised administrator with a strong background in successful business support to undertake this role, as there are many processes and procedures that the project needs to follow to ensure quality delivery. You will have excellent organisation and administrative skills, will need to be an excellent communicator as they will be working with people at different levels across a wide range of organisations, and excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, etc).
Low Carbon across the South and East 3 is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact SBC Business Support on EPEDirectorSupport@kent.gov.uk.
Interview / Assessment Centre Date(s): w/c 8 February
For further information on this role please contact the below:
Contact: SBC Business Support
Contact email: EPEDirectorSupport@kent.gov.uk
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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.