Programme Manager x2
(GLA) Grade 9 (£47,487)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA2075/8
Contract type: 1x Permanent & 1x One Year Fixed-Term
Closing date: Thursday 22 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March 2018
Salary: £47,487 per annum
Grade: 9

The profile of EU funds has rarely been so high on the agenda – thanks to Brexit.  But it’s business as usual for the GLA’s European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) as the programmes will continue beyond Brexit, with replacement domestic programmes expected from 2021.


You will help to implement, manage and monitor the 2014-20 European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes for London, overseen by EPMU, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF).


We are looking for two people with suitable experience; ideally with knowledge of ESF or ERDF.  You will understand the importance of stakeholder relationships both within, and outside, the GLA.  You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and enjoy paying attention to detail.


There are two posts:




Working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, you will support the development of the second phase of the London ESF programme, ensuring that London’s remaining c.£130m ESF allocation it utilised to deliver activities that effectively meet London’s needs and priorities.

·  You will also be responsible for managing a small portfolio of large ESF employment and skills projects, working with grantees, including the Co-Financing Organisations to ensure that these projects meet their performance expectations and comply with the national programme requirements.

·  You will have a good knowledge of employment and skills policy and mainstream programmes, along with experience of researching, developing and/or managing employment and skills programmes.  

The post includes line-management.


One year fixed-term:


Working with internal and external stakeholders, including the London ESIF Committee, the role will include both the appraisal of applications for funding and on-going contract management.

·  You will appraise applications for ERDF in accordance with the ESIF rules and guidance to ensure the right activities are compliantly funded to meet prescribed targets.


·  You will contract manage programmes and projects funded by ERDF. You will ensure contracted outputs, results and expenditure meet targets. You will initiate remedial action where needed, and undertake compliance checks to prior to payments being authorised.  You may also contract manage projects supported by the European Social Fund, depending on operational needs.

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London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as these roles is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA2075/8


Application closing date:  Thursday 22 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March 2018