Job Details  
Advertiser: Certes Computing Ltd

Job Title: Project Support Officer
Rate:£ Per Year    Benefits: Inside IR35
Description: Project Support Officer, Business Change
3 months initially
Inside IR35

Key responsibilities, accountabilities or duties:
• Supporting and providing assurance to the Senior Project Managers and Programme Managers regarding the management of constraints, priorities and risks;
• Working with the Senior Project Managers and Programme Managers to provide timely and accurate reporting for project and programme governance;
• Preparing gateway review materials for projects, to demonstrate adequate management controls;
• Working with Senior Project Managers/Programme Managers and
Stakeholders to support the creation of quality strategic business cases
• Managing projects/workstreams throughout the various stages of the lifecycle, including planning and control, management of resources, RAID, benefits, milestones, costs, scope and benefits;
• Playing a key role in the shaping pf projects, this includes contributing to the agreement of scope, oversight, ownership and roles, ensuring strategic alignment and consulting key stakeholders;
• Planning for and managing communications and engagement with all groups of stakeholders affected by the projects;
• Making recommendations based on lessons learnt for future developments;
• Developing and maintaining a high level of knowledge of the latest developments and best practice in project and change management in order to provide advice and guidance on a range of issues within the business.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
• Knowledge of MS Project, Prince2,
Managing Successful Programmes and APM Body of Knowledge;
• Experience of creating accurate and timely documentation for review at and executive level
• Experience in applying best practice project methodologies in projects, throughout their respective life cycles;
• The ability to work confidently and assertively with a range of senior stakeholders, using coaching, negotiating, communication and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes;
• The ability to manage conflicting demands and tight timescales through strong organisation and prioritisation skills;
• Experience of managing project teams/workstreams, achieving results through other people without necessarily using formal line management authority;
• A good understanding of Higher Education combined with ability to challenge accepted norms;
• An ability to ensure delivery of stated project outcomes through strong organisation and prioritisation skills;
• Strong problem solving and analytical capability; confident dealing with complex financial, performance, strategy and organisational information.
• An ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

You may also have:

• Previous experience working in a Higher Education environment or heavily regulated industry;
• A Prince 2 or other relevant project management qualification (e.g. APM/PMI)

Skills Required: Project Support Officer
Job Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP     Duration: 3 months
Contact: Laura Matthews Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01675 468965 Contact Fax:
Reference: 56422/001 Added: 26-02-2020
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