Business Grants Processor

  • England

West Midlands,


The Government provides support grants for those businesses which have been most severely affected by COVID-19. Swindon Borough Council takes the Government’s guidance and rules for each scheme, creates, and promotes online application forms and then processes and pays eligible applicants.

Since March, Council staff have been processing the grants alongside (or in some cases instead of) their day to day roles. We are now looking for a team to take on this role, working with the Business & Economy Manager to assess the applications.

Each scheme has its own criteria, some set by the Government and some by the Local Authority, but each one has its own set of guidance and back office checking instructions. We are looking for a small team to take on the role of following the instructions, assessing the applications and recommending payment of grants or refusal.

These grants are essential to support Swindon’s economy and many businesses may not have survived the year without them.

  • We require 5 Processors to start immediately
  • The contract would require commitment for a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 37 hours per week (this allows for peaks and falls in application numbers.
  • We will use a timesheet to log hours worked and pay accordingly.
  • We expect the grants, and these Processing contracts, to continue until (at least) the 30th April 2021, but if the Government withdraws the grants, we will give a minimum of ?? weeks’ notice.
  • Processors will be loaned a Council laptop and mobile phone for the duration of the contract and Processors must have an internet network in their home.
  • Much of the information we receive is confidential and sensitive. Each processor must ensure that this information remains private and this will be written into a contract.
  • Job Information

    • Role: Business Grants Processor
    • Role Type: Revenues & Benefits
    • Region: West Midlands
    • Location: England
    • Phase: Finance
    • Hours: Contract
    • Status: Open
    • IR35 Status: Inside IR35
    • Reference: TR011453

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