Building Better Opportunities

Family Matters is a three-year project to help people across the Black Country build the skills and confidence to get into work. Family Matters is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund which will be delivered through 16 community organisations across the Black Country.

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Family Matters works with people one-to-one to understand their goals and their challenges, and then offer all the support that’s needed to help them achieve their goals. If you are aged 16 or over, and are out of work, then Family Matters could help you. Family Matters also works with young people aged 15 or over who are not in education, employment or training.

Family Matters can help you with any of the following, get in touch to find out more -

  • Family support
  • Confidence building
  • One-to-one mentoring and support
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Help with CVs and application forms
  • Job search support
  • Training
  • Volunteering opportunities



Family Matters Monitoring & Compliance Officer

Job Description and Person Specification

Salary:   £25,463

Location:  Dudley, with travel across all areas of the Black Country.

Job Type: Fixed term until December 2019

Category: Admin

Sectors:  Social Welfare

We are recruiting a Monitoring & Compliance Officer to work with the Family Matters partnership, delivering holistic support to families across the Black Country.

Black Country Together CIC

Black Country Together CIC was founded in 2013 by the four Councils for Voluntary Service in the Black Country with the aim of increasing levels of funding coming into the sub-region. We believe that locally-designed, locally-delivered solutions to social challenges offer the best outcomes for communities and the best value for funders.

We are a young and vibrant organisation with a strong track record of success, which this role will contribute towards. Family Matters is one of the 4 projects making up Building Better Opportunities in the Black Country, funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery.  It represents a huge opportunity for the Black Country, and our 16 strong partnership delivery team will work with 1,600 Black Country people and their families to develop a journey that is right for them and can move them closer to the mainstream labour market.

About the Role

We are looking for a Monitoring & Compliance officer to join our small Programme Management Team. The ideal candidate will have experience of ESF/ERDF/DWP and will be comfortable ensuring compliance with the funder’s requirements. To support operational risk management, programme output and outcome reporting. To support the Partnership Manager to provide effective programme reporting to the Directors and the programme funders.

Applying for the role

Please see our Job Description & Person Specification

Cv's are not required, our Application Form is attached.

or alternatively call 01384 573381

Black Country Together is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applications should be submitted by: 11.59pm Friday 3rd August 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted. Interview date TBC.