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Project Support Officer

Reference No:
£11.89 Per Hour
Industry Sector:
Public Sector
Temporary – Full Time
Date posted:
13 September 2017
Expiry date:
13 October 2017
Job Role:

Company Description

We are proudly representing our public sector client based in Morpeth for their search for a Project Support Officer. They now have an immediate requirement to recruit for a short term temporary assignment to start as soon as possible.


Job Specification

The Role


  • Manage and coordinate, as appropriate, the delivery of a variety of projects in line with the programme and wider corporate projects within Morpeth and Ponteland.
  • Ensure effective project management and communication systems are developed and maintained in line with the requirements of the service as a whole
  • Lead on selected projects and be responsible for writing associated reports or briefing notes and for the presentation of results
  • Develop and coordinate, as appropriate, the implementation of Lean Thinking to deliver more efficient and effective business processes and working practices.
  • Identify and support opportunities and facilitate improvements in organisational efficiency
  • Collect, collate and analyse information and data to inform and support decision making
  • Develop and maintain appropriate work records to the required service standards, observing data protection, privacy and confidentiality rule and procedures.
  • Provide support to relevant officers in developing and implementing effective projects and support managers to embrace an ethos of continuous improvement.
  • Develop and maintain positive collaborative relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders, contractor and suppliers to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of projects with deadlines
  • Ensure effective spend against allocated budgets and compliance with financial procedures and regulations.
  • Where necessary, manage allocated staff, ensuring that all aspects of supervision, workload allocation, monitoring of work standards, motivation and personal development of staff are properly addressed
  • Support the work of the service to ensure that change processes, programme and project management methodologies and business support arrangements are effectively and consistently embedded.
  • Actively promote and represent the interests of the client in relation to service activities and policies at local, regional and national level.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant committees, meetings, seminars and participate in task groups as required.


The Person


  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent standard of general education.
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • In-depth knowledge of the main theory, procedural and practical issues relating to the services
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, trends, developments and best practice
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of the relationship between costs, quality, customer care and performance
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Recent and relevant post qualification experience in relevant context
  • Experience in selecting and applying the full range of professional methods, tools and techniques in a wide range of work situations
  • Experience in developing and maintaining excellent collaborative relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Relevant experience in designing and drafting policies, procedures and other technical documents in relation to project management
  • Experience in managing projects to successfully achieve set objectives
  • Advances IT skills and able to effectively use ITC to achieve work objectives
  • Excellent analytical/ reasoning and planning skills
  • Prepares written, verbal and other media to best professional standards
  • Effectively expresses views using appropriate means depending on audience
  • Persistence in applying a methodical approach to problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Proven record of excellent people skills, including good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Is an effective advocate for the service both internally and externally
  • Maintains a professional demeanour in stressful and difficult situations
  • Good negotiation and communication skills and able to persuade others to adopt and alternative point of view.
  • Able to work independently and to take initiative
  • Normally works from a seated position with some need to walk, bend or carry items.
  • Need to maintain general awareness with lengthy periods of enhanced concentration
  • Regular contact with public/ clients
  • Some exposure to working outdoors, particular in relation to construction sites.
  • A strong corporate orientation and a commitment to tackling issues in a non- departmental manner
  • Dependable, reliable and keep good time

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