Project Support Officer

Coventry, One Friargate
£27041 - £32910
27 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

The Education and Skills directorate strives to work in partnership to enable children, young people and adults to access high quality and inclusive education and learning, so that they develop resilience, make positive life choices and contribute to a vibrant Coventry City.​

The directorate is made up of five service areas; Education Improvement & Standards, Education Entitlement, Special Education Needs and Disabilities & Specialist Services, Employment & Skills and Libraries & Migration.

What is the job role?

Education and Skills is seeking to appoint a Project Support Officer to assist in delivering the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme.

The post is full-time (37 hours per week) and is offered initially on a fixed-term contract for 6 months with the possibility of being extended until 31 March 2022 pending management approval.

Current Coventry City Council employees may wish to consider this role as a secondment opportunity (with prior agreement from their line manager).

The successful candidate will:

  1. Work as part of a team to deliver the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, providing holiday clubs, including healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children across Coventry.
  2. Promote and exemplify expertise in programme and project management, maintaining a focus on planned outcomes and benefits, placing the intended beneficiaries at the heart of your work.
  3. Work flexibly to support delivery of Programmes and Projects across Education and Skills
  4. Demonstrate leadership in the delivery of assigned project activities within allocated workstreams.
Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running liaising with support teams, partners and customers to support the establishment of a diverse programme of Holiday activities for children eligible for free school meals from Summer 2021.

The role would suit an individual with a broad skill set in research, communication, data analysis and administration, quick to learn and able to work flexibly across various projects and to various stakeholders.  Experience working in a project environment is not essential.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to build experience in project management, broaden internal networks and work with partners nationally in establishing a new service to enhance the quality of school holiday provision available to some of Coventry’s most vulnerable children.

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).

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

Interview date: 24th May 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 

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

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