Project Support Officer

3 days left

Coventry One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry
£27041 - £32910
05 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern

The Transformation Team sits within the Housing and Transformation Division at the heart of the Council. We work with services across the organisation to drive large scale change and establish best practice throughout council services. The Council's Transformation Programme is overseen and supported by our Corporate Leadership Team, ensuring that our work always focuses on the key priorities for our city, having the maximum impact in improving services for the people of Coventry and making best use of the resources available to us.

Our team is made up of Project Professionals, recently trained in APM (Association of Project Management) and we use a range of methodologies including Agile and Waterfall to deliver our programmes and projects.

We enjoy working flexibly, paper-light, with a keen eye for digital solutions and a culture that embraces change and creativity.

What is the job role?

We have a full-time and a part-time post (27hours) however there may be flexibility on hours depending on the outcome of the recruitment process.

The role is about supporting change projects that are aligned to our organisational vision for service delivery. Adopting a culture where the customer at the heart of what we do.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • To ensure that project planning, development and activity across allocated projects are co-ordinated so that performance is monitored, and project outcomes and benefits are realised.
  • Work with various stakeholders, to build, maintain and promote effective working relationships.
  • Undertake research, bench-marking, data collection and data analysis activities to support project delivery.
  • Assist with writing reports and the presentation of information to a variety of stakeholders
Who are we looking for?

Do you have a good understanding of project and change management methodologies?

Do you have excellent communication skills and experience of working and building relationships with a variety of stakeholders?

Are you well organised, able to manage priorities effectively and work to deadlines?

Can you analyse information and data and draw conclusions from it?

Depending on the outcome of the recruitment we may also have temporary posts available. For current Coventry City Council employees’ temporary posts may be offered on a secondment basis with the agreement of your current line manager.

We ask that you review the advert and job description carefully before making your application; outlining in your personal statement how your skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in this advert.

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

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: 2nd February 2021

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 

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