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Programme Officer (Full Time or Part Time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,768
  • Edinbuirgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

  • Advertised from 26th January 2023
  • Fixed Term until 31 March 2025


Capital City Partnership (CCP) is an arm’s length company of The City of Edinburgh Council and is tasked with the operational development, management and support of local and regional employability and poverty reduction measures. It takes a flexible approach to changing economic conditions, needs and opportunities but its core functions comprise.

  • The management of all employability related grants and contracts awarded to external providers by the council and other key partners
  • The management of assessment processes related to bids received for such grants and contracts and making recommendations for funding
  • The provision of policy advice, research, and development support (including secretariat functions) to the city’s Jobs Strategy Partnership and partners
  • The development and maintenance of common communications and management information infrastructure for the Jobs Strategy Partnership
  • Development and support of the Joined Up for Jobs network and the Joined Up for Business partnership
  • Provision of support to the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal Integrated Regional Employability and Skills programme.
  • Management of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation for Edinburgh.

Job Purpose

A Programme Officer is required to bring a wide-ranging skillset to the delivery of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme in Edinburgh. The post sits within the UKSPF team which consists of a manager and one other officer. You can read more about the UKSPF Fund here. The fund aims to:

  • Boost productivity, pay, jobs and living standards;
  • Spread opportunities and improve public services;
  • Build a sense of community, local pride and belonging; and
  • Empower local leaders and communities.

The £9 million allocation for Edinburgh is funding 31 projects under the themes of Communities and Place; People and Skills; and Local Business Support. In this role, the Programme Officer will support the Grants Manager to ensure effective contract management and to maximise the potential for building constructive partnerships across the programme. The Officer role will support the fulfilment of reporting requirements and help to build a public profile for the programme by supporting communications.

Contract management

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support with monitoring funding agreements, including supervising project performance and supporting organisations with data collation and the development of evaluation materials. This will include applying knowledge and understanding of protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that the programme has an equitable and inclusive approach. It will include developing a working knowledge of CCP’s Helix database and Power Bi tools and using these to compile and analyse reports. There will also be finance administration tasks including dealing with invoices and internal memos.

Network and partnerships

In this role, there is also an emphasis on maximising the potential of the UKSPF programme through facilitating partnership working and developing the UKSPF Edinburgh network. The successful candidate will help to create an online networking space and set of resources, and work to build positive relationships with the grant holders. They will also support the organisation and delivery of network events.

Reporting and communications

The role will also involve supporting the UKSPF Grants Manager with the compilation of quarterly reports where required and delivering updates and communications to key stakeholders and the wider public. Stakeholders include City of Edinburgh Council, the Edinburgh Partnership, local politicians and councillors, and the wider third sector.

The ideal candidate would have a broad skills base and the ability to blend skills to deliver maximum impact for the programme. There will also be the opportunity to play to strengths and to identify areas where the candidate would particularly like to develop their knowledge and skills.

For further details abut the role, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

Please send your CV and cover letter in one document to, along with our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 3 February 2023.

Expected interview dates are Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February.