Project Support Officer
Passionate about delivering great transformational change
Relish the opportunity to try out new ways of doing things
Does this sound like you? Let’s talk ….
Due to promotion of previous post-holders we are currently looking to recruit two full-time Project Support Officers to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team to help to focus on the ongoing transformation of Coventry City Council. These important and high profile roles involve supporting the delivery of large scale change, working closely with colleagues to deliver a coherent programme to improve quality and outcomes as well as address financial challenges.
We know that people are the key to achieving sustained change and so we are looking for candidates with a clear focus on people to complement our highly motivated team
The team supports a variety of key transformation programmes that successful candidates may be required to support. The emphasis will be to support people through a change process and promote a culture where the customer is at the heart of everything that we do. As a council we will continue to undergo significant change at a high pace so we are looking for people with a level of personal resilience in a high paced environment.
These roles work as part of a team to ensure that the Transformation function delivers the organisational vision for service delivery.
Our Project Support Officers undertake responsibility for supporting projects to deliver service improvement and cost reduction as part of the Council's Transformation Programme
Who are we looking for?
• are comfortable working independently as they are within a team setting
• can work with uncertainty and changing priorities
• are self-motivated and determined
• understand people and how to help them to adapt to change
• see at least one solution for every problem
• embrace not only the principle of change but are ready to make that change themselves
A bit about us…
The Transformation and Major Projects team sits within Customer Services and Transformation at the heart of the Council. We work with services across the organisation to drive large scale change and establish best practice. The Council’s Transformation Programme is overseen and supported by our Corporate Leadership Team.
We manage projects and programmes end to end to improve outcomes for local people whilst making the best use if the resources we have available. We work in flexible ways, focusing on the best way to achieve the desired outcomes. We are document light; have recently trained as a team in the APM methodology; and are keen to embrace new ideas and approaches.
If you'd like to talk to anyone before submitting an application please contact Lisa Lawson, Transformation Programme Manager email@example.com or Joe Sansom firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Pattern - Fullt Time 37 hours
Interview Date - Week Commencing 12th November 2018
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse community we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
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.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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