The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
This is a Fixed Term Opportunity until the 31st March 2024.
Do you love rolling up your sleeves and getting into the detail?
Do you have a proven track record of supporting projects and providing high-level administrative support?
Are you organised, focused, and tenacious?
If so then we want to hear from you!
Surrey County Council is currently undertaking significant, fast-paced improvements in all departments. Out 2030 Community Vision is focused on radically improving the council’s culture, approach & performance, we’re putting our residents at the centre of everything we do.
We’re transforming our Libraries and Cultural Services, driving continuous improvement to enhance the experience of our customers, and developing new innovative and efficient ways of working in partnership with communities and other organisations.
About the Role
The role of Programme Support Officer will play an important part in the Council’s ongoing transformation. You’ll be working on exciting transformation projects in our Communities portfolio – these are significant programmes of work that will deliver real improvements to the lives of people who live, work, and study in Surrey.
In this role you will be involved in supporting all aspects of project delivery from business case development through ongoing project management to evaluation of impact. You will provide support to small teams of Programme and Project Managers to produce and maintain project documentation and to develop and monitor progress against project plans, including monitoring risks, issues, and dependencies.
You will lead on support to project governance, including drafting and maintaining terms of reference, roles and responsibilities and stakeholder mapping documentation, servicing meetings (producing agendas, compiling papers and taking minutes), and supporting the organisation of meetings and events (virtual and face-to-face). You will have an opportunity to gain experience of a wide range of tasks and projects including taking a more active role in aspects of project management, alongside the Project and Programme Managers, to support your development.
In order to be considered for shortlisting, we would love to hear about your;
- Experience supporting complex projects or programmes of work, with experience managing conflicting priorities and multiple tasks
- Ability to think clearly and logically, to maintain focus and close attention to detail, this will enable you to identify opportunities for process improvement and take a lead on putting these into practice.
- Experience providing high level administrative support and strong IT skills with strong understanding of Excel and Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding of the key stages of the project lifecycle and the project management mechanisms and tools that apply to these
- Experience of working in local government or demonstrable understanding of the sector
If you're passionate, enthusiastic, and want to be part of this journey then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19 February 2023
Interviews will take place weeks commencing 6 and 13 March 2023
This is a fixed term contract to 31 March 2024
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Hardman by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 26 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.