Job Title: Project Support Officer
Location: Stevenage and County-wide
Salary Range: £32,234 – 34,728
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Full Time Hours, 24 Months Fixed Term/Secondment Contract
Hertfordshire County Council is looking for an experienced Project Support Officer to assist in the successful delivery of Hertfordshire’s Supported Accommodation Strategy through the effective design, financing, planning and delivery of new supported accommodation for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and those currently residing out of county in hospital or other care settings. The programme works across new and existing services to increase accommodation choices, enable independence and keep communities together.
The role requires excellent person-centred communications skills, methodical approaches to project management and events planning. Proactively engaging with stakeholders across statutory, private and voluntary organisations. Working directly with the people who use our services to ensure excellence in design and aspiration, and our housing and care providers, you will also be required to design and facilitate events, assist with monitoring and data management, and contribute to strategic and policy formulation and implementation. Working at the centre of the high-profile housing development programme, you will be responsible for maintaining the Programme Management Office documentation, supporting the Project Managers and Programme Manager in multi-agency meetings and forums, facilitating the stakeholder and communications plan, and taking a key and active role in co-production, co-design and co-evaluation activities with service users and their families.
A new Hertfordshire wide supported housing governance structure is in place to ensure that Hertfordshire’s partners and citizens are fully involved in scheme design and delivery.
This role will appeal to you if you thrive in complex and demanding environments, where proactive stakeholder management is critical, and you have a proven ability to confidently, clearly and effectively communicate and deliver projects within a change environment. You will have a strong track record of supporting complex projects and be able to demonstrate success in achieving the right result through collaborative working.
Sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.
The minimum criteria for entry for this role are: GCSE A*-C in Maths and English, at least 2 years’ relevant work experience within a project based role. Experience of working within a housing development, housing management or housing with care environment would be preferred, and it is desirable to have current experience of continuous improvement and project management processes and techniques (Agile, Lean, PRINCE II Practitioner).
Closing Date: Midnight 26th September 2021
Interview Dates: w/c 4th October 2021
For an informal discussion please contact Alison Spalding, Business and Development Programme Manager, Community Commissioning Adult Disabilities on (01992) 58820
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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