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Project Support Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/87002/25065
  • Published: Thu 07/07/2022, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woodhatch Place, Reigate

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Project Support Officer

The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Though this role is based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF, you will be able to work flexibly from our many locations across the county as well as from home. 

Do you have experience of working on projects providing pro-active administrational support? Are you passionate about how Agile Working can be used to transform public services in Surrey? If you want to be part of a team leading change in an organisation that is inclusive and forward thinking, we have a great opportunity for you.

Surrey County Council’s Agile Organisation Programme is delivering widespread change to how we deliver services over the next few years, improving the way that our people work and putting residents’ needs at the heart of our decision making. The programme is supporting a change in our ways of working, our buildings, our technology, and our people, driving the organisation towards becoming outcome focused and truly agile.

We have a great team that work closely together to deliver the ongoing programme. The programme will be touching all parts of the organisation, including Children and Adults services, as well as supporting Corporate services.

The Project Support Officer role will provide support to the whole programme. This will include diary management, meeting support as well as ad-hoc administration tasks to help the programme smoothly progress. The role will interact with a variety of functions that will support the teams, for example IT and Digital, People and Change, and Land and Property.

We are looking for someone with programme office administration experience, who is organised and can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to support and facilitate a wide range of stakeholders.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • An understanding of how a programme manages dependencies, risk, and issues.
  • Ability to assist in the monitoring of project scope documents and business cases, risk registers, issues logs, lessons learnt reports and other project related documents and proactively escalate concerns to the Programme Manager and Board.
  • Organisational skills to keep all project and team folders in the shared area up to date. File any new documents received and thus assist and maintain effective and efficient filing structures and systems.
  • Ability to analyse and present information, including financial monitoring and budget management.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/08/2022 with interviews to follow.

This is a fixed term contract ending in Dec 2024.

Contact Details

For any questions or an informal discussion please contact Xena Tibi by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. 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.

Our Commitment

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.