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Senior Project Support Officer


GBP30,660 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract with possible extension for a further 12 months.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team delivering an exciting strategic programme of transformational change at Surrey County Council to upgrade or replace the existing system which supports the business critical, corporate back-office Finance, HR, Payroll and Procurement processes.

You will be joining at an early stage of the programme when we will be running a procurement project to select a system and implementation partner before starting an implementation project next year.

What sort of person are we looking for?

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter who is highly organised and able to prepare and maintain management information including project plans, engagement plans, action logs and support the production of relevant highlight reports and management information as required.

You will be a supportive team player and help members of the programme team with all aspects of organisation and preparation of meetings and workshops, including arranging rooms and equipment, managing attendance lists, minute taking and providing other assistance as required.

You will be excellent at liaising, communicating and building relationships with other internal departments, customers, partner organisations and / or contractors to respond to ad hoc queries and requests and also to support and represent the team.

You will have a continuous improvement mind-set and recommend improvements to our programme support processes and tools and support their implementation to ensure best practices are shared across the team.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Andrew Richards by e-mail.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13/11/19.

Interviews will take place early/mid November 2019.

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Published on 30 Nov 2019