Enquiry Officer

Job description

Job title: Grant Appraisals Specialist
Salary: £39,841
Location: Glasgow
Department: Business Support and Advice
Grade: 6
Duration: 12 months, fixed-term
Closing date: 18 February 2019
Job ref no: 19521

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland’s national economic development agency. We help Scottish businesses to become more efficient and innovative, and access the funds they need to grow nationally and internationally. We also attract overseas companies to invest in Scotland.

SE’s Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) provides grant funding for companies helping to create or protect jobs in Scotland. Join us and you’ll play an important part in managing the grant appraisal process, in turn helping to support employment opportunities in Scotland.

The difference you'll make

In this customer-facing role you’ll meet companies to understand their investment projects and appraise their eligibility for RSA support.

You’ll contribute to the decision-making process by preparing reports recommending a level of grant and associated conditions. Working alongside colleagues in grant management during the draw-down phase you’ll monitor the progress of funded projects and report on the impact.

Based in Glasgow, you’ll work with companies across Scotland – so some travel will be required. You’ll also be responsible for promoting RSA through events and other activities, helping us identify companies and projects that may qualify for RSA support.

The qualities you'll bring

It’s likely that you’ll have a professional qualification in accounting or a background in banking or public-sector finance – with experience of reviewing business proposals.

This is a customer-facing role, so you’ll have strong listening and rapport-building skills, as well as a clear understanding of the funding challenges facing growth companies.

You’ll also be extremely organised, with experience of proactively managing parallel projects.

Ideally, you’ll have some experience working with SMEs and have an understanding of the principles of economic development.

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