Education Development Trust - ESF Youth Routeways Contract Coordinator - Sheffield

Submitted by Jamesersa on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:14

Location: Sheffield
Salary Details: £23,531 per annum

Closing Date: 29 Nov 2021

About the role

Job title: ESF Youth Routeways Contract Coordinator

Location:  Sheffield (with flexibility to work remotely)

Salary:   £23,531 per annum

Benefits: A generous holiday allowance (30 days & bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. We also offer a suite of voluntary benefits including a health cash plan, ride to work scheme, and retail discounts.

In addition, we offer excellent training and family friendly policies to support flexible working and a range of health and discount benefits.

We are recruiting an ESF Contract Coordinator for a programme at Education Development Trust called Youth Routeways- a brand-new programme to be delivered in the Leeds City region of England. The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and will support young people aged 15-24 by providing exposure to employer- focussed activities and opportunities, with a view to progressing participants into education, training or paid employment.

The ESF Contract Coordinator will provide an effective supportive function to the Contract Manager support of the activities of the Youth Routeways Project to enable contract objectives to be achieved. The role will require liaison with a wide range of stakeholders.

A full list of the job objectives can be found in the job description.

Person specification:



  • Working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft packages in particular Excel (V look ups, Pivot tables, PowerPoint)
  • L3 relevant qualification


  • Project Management
  • Understanding of government funded contracts (ESF, ESFA)



  • Evidence of having operated in a pressurised environment
  • Experience of working on multiple projects and tasks
  • Evidence of monitoring work to ensure its quality and acting to correct problems as they arise
  • Demonstrate evidence of working in areas that require strict confidentiality and data protection guidelines


  • Knowledge and experience of implementing quality improvement tools
  • Experience of supporting recruitment activities
  • Experience of coordinating events, conferences or similar



  • Ability to manage and analyse contract data
  • Ability to use initiative, demonstrating commitment and flexibility
  • Very strong stakeholder liaison and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams at every level across the organisation and with a wide range of external stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Well-developed written communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills – accurate word processing and expertise in using MS Office applications,
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Concern for detail to ensure the accuracy of information

Closing date: 29th November. Please note we reserve the right to close our vacancies early.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are to be held in the week commencing 6th December.

How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page, you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

This post, as part of the Youth Routeways Leeds City Region project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.

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