Monitoring & Compliance Officer (Temporary)

North Ayrshire Council
£32,484.06 - £35,535.15 per year
28 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile



To be the champion of compliance within the Employability & Skills Team   


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To manage/deliver the Service in accordance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision.
  • To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Council’s Strategic Priorities within the Council Plan and contributes to the production of Directorate Plans.
  • To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development.
  • To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of cross-service business development plans, as required.
  • To ensure the effective management and leadership of employees, where appropriate.
  • To prepare and co-ordinate reports for the Council, its Committees or working parties and to attend these meetings as required.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for collating, verifying and submission of European Claims to Scottish Government
  • To be responsible for monitoring Employability & Skills programme activity is compliant by carry out spot checks, audits, reviewing performance etc…
  • To lead on audits ensuring information is prepared in line with audit requirements
  • To act as a point of contact for internal and external organisation for all compliance related matters
  • To pro-actively look for ways to improve compliance and information across the Employability & Skills programmes
  • To oversee the development and ongoing management of Mangaement Information System
  • To supervise staff and delegate duties appropriately
  • To work with Employability & Skills Strategic Team to support Contract Performance Reviews
  • To be responsible for Risk Register for Employbaility & Skills activity
  • To represent Employability & Skills Team at various meetings   






Education and Qualifications

  • Qualified to Degree level in relevant discipline or equivalent or current relevant experience   
  • Membership of relevant professional organisation  
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Finance & budget management experience
  • Direct experience of European Funding Audit / Claims
  • Proven project / programme development & management within Employability & Skills setting 
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Compliance, Audit & Budget Management processes & procedures
  • Knowledge of current funding for Employability & Skills   
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong numeracy & analytical skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Attention to detail 


  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire     


  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

Additional Information


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.