Senior Project Support Officer

£39500 - £42000 per annum
15 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Jonathan Evans
Clearance Level
Job Type
Join our Client as a Senior Project Support Officer based in Croydon/ Manchester(Full-time, Permanent)

***If you have the appetite to work on issues that directly impact the public and have the drive and determination to play a critical role in enabling change within this exciting role, then read on!***

About Capita
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

The Role of a Project Support Officer
Your role as Project Support Officer covers a diverse range of activities to support the delivery of the project's objectives. As Project Support Officer, you will enable the smooth running of the project by supporting the Project Manager through the operation of project management processes, and the coordination of business management actions and activities on their behalf.

You will be responsible for providing expert and flexible project support in delivering within the Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging and encompasses over 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change. There is a strong focus on agile, modular project delivery, supported by enterprise-wide portfolio management and you could find yourself working on a project for the UK's critical national infrastructure through to a complex technology enabled business change programme.

Typical Role Responsibilities:
*Planning & Scheduling - Implement and maintain appropriate systems to enable effective planning and scheduling
*Monitoring & Reporting - Establish organisational tasks are carried out efficiently. Keeping the project manager aware of the project status. Prepare project performance reports, presenting statistics and researching new information
*Admin - Ensure organisational tasks are carried out efficiently. Manage and monitor compliance of the project with Departmental Security, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Business Continuity & Business Planning
*Resources - Lead a team responsible for identifying, developing and deploying resources. Manage workforce planning, providing information for effective decision making to the Project Manager. Procurement of supplies and services related to project support within Delegated Financial Authority limits
*Stakeholder - Manage professional relationships with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders and act as lead point of contact for some external parties. Draft and sign-off correspondence
*Financial Control - Monitor project spend and contribute to the compilation of budgets and the development of the business case. Ensure an accurate asset register is maintained
*Risks & Issues - Manage potential risk areas, working with risk managers and escalating as appropriate

Additional Specification & Criteria required:

Technical Competencies:
*A working knowledge of planning and frameworks & methodologies
*Practitioner level knowledge of scheduling
*Risk & Issue management
*Stakeholder Engagement
*Change control
*Knowledge management

Behavioural Competencies:
*An awareness of visible leadership
*Working with ambiguity
*Inspiring others and culture change
*A working level knowledge of credible action
*Conflict Resolution
*Resilience and Innovation

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.

Please note successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.

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