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Senior Regeneration Investment Contracting and Appraisal officer

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

Job Information


This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in Northumberland to support the Council's economic and regeneration programmes. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Regeneration Investment Contracting and Appraisal Officer.  

The role will support the Regeneration Programmes Investment Team in the appraisal of investment programmes and projects. You will provide advice and guidance to funding applicants as well as Northumberland County Council colleagues to ensure due process and other appropriate guidance are followed. You will assist in ensuring that all applications, are consistent with the funder's investment priorities, are deliverable, and offer good value for money.

As a Senior Officer you will play a leading role in supporting the development of major funded programmes across the county: 

  • Ensuring that taxpayers’ money is invested in projects that deliver the best value for money.
  • Supporting good management of the critical relationships between programme and project development, delivery, and performance and the Accountable Body function.
  • Ensuring that funding applicants receive the support and advice they need and that the appraisal processes are efficient and effective.
  • Supporting the investment process by ensuring programmes and projects submitted for approval are suitably assured in line with the HM Treasury Green Book guidelines. 
  • Providing professional advice and guidance in relation to the assurance function, ensuring that key milestones and information are communicated to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaising with external consultants who may be commissioned to support the assurance function to ensure the process runs smoothly and all issues (technical or administrative) are resolved early.
  • You will require the ability to work with a degree of autonomy and initiative and will have experience in developing contracting and/or grant funding agreements.


We are seeking a regeneration professional who is enthusiastic and driven with experience in the development of regeneration projects from initiation through to successful completion. This will include supporting programme, project and business case development, contracting and appraisal management, procurement, legal and financial/funding compliance.

We want to hear from experienced professionals who share our commitment to making a genuine difference for people and businesses in Northumberland.

A full list of the duties and key result areas are set out in the Job Description and Person Specification.

The job is based in County Hall in Morpeth, but we operate flexible working arrangements, including some home working.
 This is a full-time position and is fixed term to 31st March 2026. The successful candidate will be offered a starting salary of £37,336 going up to £41,418 (Band 8)


Requirements of the job

  •  Experience in the development of regeneration projects from initiation through to successful completion.

  • Experience in supporting programme, project and business case development, contracting and appraisal management, procurement, legal and financial/funding compliance.

  • Experience in developing contracting and/or grant funding agreements.

  • Ability to organise work and identify priorities to meet challenging deadlines.


Why choose us? 

 We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees). 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands. 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available. 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality.
Further information 

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post. Alternative application format: British Sign Language: For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.


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