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Project Officer-
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Date: 17 Aug 2022

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Project Officer in a temporary to permanent position for our client in Oxfordshire.  The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

The post holder will be expected to:

To support a series of wide-ranging projects those required to deliver the Directorates business and delivery objectives. Projects are likely to cover a wide range of issues:

a. early formulation of strategic approach

b. translation of political objectives into project deliverables.

c. approaches that are effective and are attuned to operating in a political environment.

d. delivery and implementation, taking account of financial and organisational imperatives.

Together with a project team, work with service leads and sponsor to define the project, identifying the critical success factors, requirements and targets of change.

To help define and set-up the project organisation structure, assembling team members with agreement of appropriate line managers.

Supporting project managers and stakeholders to identify the business justification, establishing project objectives and benefits, metrics, risk and financial data. Support with defining the project scope, impacts, costs, deliverables and schedule. Perform cost / benefit analysis to prioritise scope / phasing of deliverables.

Be a driving force to move the projects through their lifecycle as quickly as possible, creating a sense of urgency. Provide timely updates to sponsor and stakeholders.

To support the management and delivery of projects using the project management guidelines; maintain project plans and other project documentation to required standard, ensure key decisions and meeting minutes are documented and communicated

Work in a constructive way with colleagues across the Council and with our partners, supporting and challenging others to deliver and embed change.

Establish productive working relationships with elected members, senior managers and external organisations. 

Proactively keep abreast of the policy direction of government and others. Advising the council best practice ideas and applying these where agreed. 

Achieving effective cross-team working across the directorates.

To contribute to Business Development support tasks that may include activities such as: forward planning/scheme of delegation/ business continuity/ information governance/ performance information/ engagement and consultation/ communication/ equalities.  This list of activities is not intended to be exhaustive and specific duties will be allocated as agreed and directed by the team leader.

This job description may vary within the scope of the job as the requirements of the councils develop. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied after discussion, subject to the needs of the Service and in keeping with the general profile of the post of the main duties or tasks that the post holder will be expected to undertake.

This section provides a list of essential and desirable criteria that detail the skills, knowledge, behaviours, qualifications and experience that a candidate should have in order to perform the job.

Each of the criteria listed below will be measured through one or more of the following; the application form, a test / exercise, an interview, a presentation or documentation.

You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application which includes examples and evidence of when you have demonstrated the criteria listed below. If you do not complete a full supporting statement in the requested format your application may be rejected.

Other Requirements

2 Years References