The starting salary for this position is £24,780 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. The role is offered as a 10 month fixed-term or secondment opportunity.
Surrey County Council’s IT and Digital Project Delivery Team has a vacancy for a Project Officer working in our Programme Office.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The role will focus on supporting the Programme Office activities around monthly reporting requirements, working closely with Programme and Project Managers to ensure projects are being delivered within time, cost and quality constraints. You will help grow the IT and Digital Service portfolio, project management procedures and will develop guidance, maintain PMO systems and provide one-to-one training as required. You will also be involved in planning, producing clear documentation, setting agendas and taking minutes.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to support project managers on larger, more complex projects for business solutions to support IT-related change initiatives across Surrey County Council as part of your career development.
You must have a good awareness of PRINCE2 and/or AGILE project management methodologies as well as an appreciation of IT project delivery life cycle. You will have great interpersonal skills and be used to working with people from all levels of the organisation.
Delivery activities will include stakeholder engagement, project support, planning and governance, accurate and timely reporting, as well as an appreciation of a Programme Office and resource management tools and processes.
This role is key to the organisation, requiring you to have the ability to work across all levels of the organisation to ensure the smooth running and timely delivery of the projects portfolio. Good planning and organisational skills, as well as a proactive logical way of thinking, are essential to this role.
Although this position is based in Surrey, Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council collaborate on a number of business services and therefore the successful post-holder needs to be flexible in terms of working across these organisations as demands arise.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17.10.2021 with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion please contact Cary Osborn on 07890 317150 or by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance! You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.