Project Support Officer - Capital
Coventry has a thriving Education System and is an exciting place to work. We’ve built strong partnerships across our school family and 86% of Coventry children attend good or outstanding primary and secondary schools compared to 58% in August 2012. All our specials schools are good or outstanding. Coventry’s education system includes two top-class universities: Warwick and Coventry recently ranked 8th and 12th respectively in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Based in our People Directorate and reporting to the Education Capital Strategy Manager you’ll provide project management support to enable delivery sufficient places for Coventry children and young people and management of the education capital programme.
To be successful, you’ll need to have good project management skills, knowledge and experience, ideally for school projects and a good track record of delivery.
You’ll have strong abilities of analysing, understanding and interpreting complex technical, financial, procurement, contract management and legal issues. You’ll be adept at working with people at all levels including head teachers, elected members, professional advisors and members of the public and to have good influencing and negotiation skills.
You’ll be a good team player with good interpersonal skills, a good track record who is wholly committed to achieving the very best. In return, you’ll work with a talented and creative team, one that will support and challenge you every step of the way.
Work Pattern: 37 hours per week
Interview date: Thursday 14th September 2017
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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