Consulting & Corporate Strategy

Programme Support Officer – 10747

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Programme Support Officer – 10747

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South West, National

Bristol , All

Horizon House, All

Staff Grade 4

Post Type

Working Pattern
Full Time, Part Time

Role Type
Administration / Corporate Support, Programme and Project Management

Salary Minimum

Job description
We need an experienced Project / Programme Support Officer to help us deliver our varied programme of major improvements. This role provides critical support to programme activity, including financial monitoring, undertaking the governance board secretariat role, information management, resource management and assisting project leads in meeting their programme responsibilities. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of an evolving team and shape the Programme Support Officer role. There is one permanent role available. There may also be other short term assignment / fixed term PSO opportunities available through this process.

The team
The Incident Management Programmes Team manages the delivery of national, high risk, critical business change projects on behalf of the IM&R Directorate. It is a newly formed team within ‘IM&R Service Management’, that will bring together two existing change programmes: ‘Major Incident Ready2’ and ‘Flood Incident Management’.

Experience/skills required
The successful candidate is expected to have experience of supporting projects or a programme within a formal PPM environment (Prince 2/MSP/Agile). You will have excellent organisation and planning skill,s and financial awareness. Attention to detail is essential. You will have the ability, training, flexibility and confidence to juggle between multiple projects of different scales and at different stages.

You need be comfortable working to tight deadlines, using your initiative and managing your own workload. Experience of using Microsoft office tools, including Microsoft Project, is desirable.

Contact and additional information
Closing Date: 20th May 2019 at 23:55 hours Horizon House is the preferred base but other locations are considered. If you would like more details about the role or the team then please contact Anna Kendall, Programme Manager on . We plan to hold interviews in Bristol, Horizon House on 3rd June.

Job description attachment 1
Candidate Pack – 10747.docx – 742KB
Converted File Candidate Pack – 10747.docx.pdf – 1496KB

Job description attachment 2
Job Profile – 10747.pdf – 73KB

Level of security checks required
Basic Check

Competence 1
Achieves Results

Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results

Competence 2
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

Competence 3
Data and Information Management

Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Employment Type: Permanent