Project Support Assistant - Talent and Change

£19698 - £23080
12 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Coventry City Council’s People & Culture Team sits within Human Resources (HR) and focuses on people, process and performance to deliver organisational transformation and cultural change through a range of organisational interventions.  We’re a high performing team who are leading on a number of key priorities across the organisation including: Employee Engagement, Values & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Development, Corporate Learning & Development and Apprenticeships & Early Careers.

The newly formed Talent Development Team within People and Culture is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a range of Talent Development programmes aims at developing and retaining talent within the Council.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

Would you like to gain a Project Management qualification and a wide variety of experience in supporting the delivery of various Talent Development programmes? As a Project Support Assistant, you will provide project and administrative support to the Talent and Change Team, with a primary focus on graduate development initiatives and Positive Action programmes for underrepresented groups within the Council.

As a result, you will be required to maintain a sensitive and confidential approach to your work and deliver excellent project support. If you are passionate about making a difference and have an interest in helping us establish a more diverse and inclusive organisational culture, then we would love to hear from you.

Key duties and areas of responsibility will include:

  • Undertaking a range of project support tasks to assist the Talent and Change Team
  • Assisting the Talent and Change Advisor with a variety of recruitment tasks linked to the Council’s graduate development programmes
  • Maintaining and updating information related to key Talent Development programmes, collating, analysing and presenting performance data and metrics
  • Supporting the development of training and other materials as required for project support
  • Working with the Talent and Change Lead and Advisor to promote the Council’s Talent Development offer internally and externally via the Intranet, live events and social media (where appropriate)
  • Undertaking research and benchmarking as required, to develop an understanding of the service
  • Working across a number of Talent Development programmes, a flexible workstyle will be required to meet the needs of the service, this may include variation to workload.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 20 months. Alongside your role you will also be supported to undertake a Level 4 Associate Project Management Apprenticeship.

Who are we looking for?

The Talent and Change Team are a small team that are passionate about supporting the Council’s workforce to develop and achieve their full potential, as well as helping to attract the next generation of talent.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of providing project and administrative support within a HR/OD/L&D environment
  • Has strong IT skills, including the ability to collate, analyse and present information
  • Has good interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with senior colleagues and external contacts
  • Has excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to tight schedules and deadlines
  • Is a self-starter, able to use their initiative to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Has an understanding of some of the barriers faced by people from underrepresented groups within the workplace.

When applying for this position you will be asked to write a personal statement explaining your suitability for the post.  When writing your personal statement, please ensure you cover all of the bullet points listed above.

We are actively encouraging applicants from under-represented groups including people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and the LGBT+ community.

If you would like further information on this role, please e-mail

Closing date for applications: 23rd January 2022

Interview date: 31st January 2022

Please note, interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

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