Norfolk County Council (County Council in Norfolk UK) recruit a bilingual facilitator for the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England 2014 – 2020 programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The objective of the recruitment is to reinforce the facilitation support which is deployed throughout the programme areas, and to encourage access to programme funding for potential beneficiaries.
As a facilitator, you will be the lead contact point for beneficiaries (project partners) on all issues relating to the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England programme. You will provide expert advice on the cooperation programme and the objectives and targets that projects should deliver against. You will provide advice on the different steps of project development, on setting up partnerships, on the operational and financial aspects of the project, as well as audit requirements and publicity requirements.
You will maintain strong links with the core Joint Secretariat team, both in France and in the UK.
The post will be based within the Haut-de-France Regional Council, in the antenna in Amiens, and will be embedded into the programme’s partner local authority to create and maintain links between local networks.
The Hauts-de-France Regional Council is a partner within the French delegation for the Interreg VA Programme for which it hosts facilitators, advices the committees making decisions upon submitted project, and takes part in the programme monitoring committees. More generally, it is fully involved in the Interreg VA programme committees. The facilitator will be hosted by the Region and will be embedded in the «Direction Europe – service Coopération européenne». He/she will be in contact with other facilitators from European programmes so that he/she can benefit from their understanding of local stakeholders and networks.
You will be directly managed by the Joint Secretariat based in Norwich (UK), and will sign a permanent contract (CDI) under French law.
The positions are to be filled as soon as possible.
Pay scale: between 33 and 38 k€ p.a dependant on qualifications and experience.
Interviews will take place on 10th and 11th of May in Amiens.
With a degree in a relevant subject, you will have extensive knowledge of local authorities’ policies, European programmes and regulations. With demonstrable experience in project management, you are also familiar with financial management. With a creative mind, you have extensive experience in facilitation of networks and are able to communicate both verbally and written to a high standard.
High degree of flexibility with an ability to work on your own initiative, you are rigorous and enjoy team working. The job holder will have a flexible approach to work (prepared to work irregular hours and to travel to France and the UK).
You must be bilingual in English and French.
Driving licence is essential for this post.
For the 2014-2020 programming period, Norfolk County Council has become the new Managing Authority for the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England programme. This EU programme funds projects operating in English and French regions, with operational support from a Joint Secretariat which delivers the day to day operations of the programme. The Joint Secretariat team is bi-lingual with staff working in the UK and France.
The France (Channel) England programme covers a broad eligible area extending from Cornwall to Norfolk in the UK and from Finistère to Pas de Calais in France.
The FCE programme is governed by a Programme Monitoring Committee that the Joint Secretariat supports.
Your application shall be submitted on Norfolk County Council website https://norfolkcc.engageats.co.uk/.
For any further information, please contact Marie-Pierre Tighe : [email protected].
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