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Job Opening: Programme Administrator

Cumbria LEP (CLEP) is widely regarded as a high-performing Local Enterprise Partnership with a passion for supporting growth in our economy and businesses.

The LEP has ambitious plans to continue to support Cumbria’s growth and make sure that our businesses and people benefit from this. We are now looking for ambitious, high-performing people to join us to deliver these plans. If you are as committed to Cumbria’s success as we are, then we would love to hear from you.

The role of Programme Administrator will be an important appointment within the organisation ensuring that the LEP maintains excellent systems to manage its interactions with businesses and delivers a high-quality workshop programme responding to the need of all of our businesses.

Terms and Conditions

Job Title: Programme Administrator
Salary: Circa £26,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, with flexible working to suit business needs.
Holidays: 25 days + Bank Holidays; 3 days at Christmas; Generous enhanced redundancy scheme for those employed over 12 months.
Pension: A contributory pension scheme of 5%, 7% or 10% which is matched by CLEP.
Location: Hybrid home/office working with an expectation that the successful candidate will attend the office at least once per week.
Terms: Fixed-term appointment, until 31 March 2024, with the potential for extension.


The Programme Administrator will be responsible for ensuring that all businesses supported are eligible for support, data requirements in relation to the LEP’s business support activity is met and that the support provided is accurately recorded on the CLEP’s systems.

The post holder will also arrange the programme’s workshop programme ensuring that these are effectively scheduled and the invitation process and workshop arrangements are managed to the highest standard.


  • Database management, ensuring that all data is appropriately captured in line with programme and funding requirements.
  • Working with sub-contractors to confirm the eligibility of client businesses to receive support.
  • Supporting the Programme Team with communications and administration activity.
  • Organising the delivery of CLEP’s workshop programme, ensuring that events are well attended and run smoothly whether online or in-person.
  • Occasional attendance at external events to represent CLEP and its programmes.

Person Specification

  • Strong data management capabilities with the ability to prepare and present data in report format.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience of organising and supporting events and meetings, securing and liaising with hosts, speakers and delegates to ensure events and meetings are professionally run.
  • Strong prioritisation and planning skills and the ability to work as part of a team and with the ability and confidence to work alone.
  • Active problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve issues as and when they arise.
  • Proactive, with the ability to work independently, prioritising a busy workload and resolving conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Adaptable, positive and resilient with the ability to deal with ambiguity in a changing environment.

Equality Statement

CLEP is committed to representing the communities that we serve and creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, which allows people to succeed on merit. CLEP aims to go beyond compliance with equality legislation. It aspires to be a champion of best practice in all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to create an inclusive working where all are equally valued. We therefore welcome all candidates regardless of their sex or gender reassignment; marital status (including civil partnership); sexual orientation; race, language, ethnic or national origins and nationality (including citizenship); religious belief; disability and / or medical conditions; age; and whether they have dependents.


Please submit your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you would be well-suited to this role to Paul Foster, Head of Programmes at by 5pm on 21st June 2023.

Further information on the role is available by calling Paul on 07825 035739.

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