Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you want an opportunity to stretch your skills delivering high profile development programmes across both Richmond and Wandsworth boroughs?
We are looking for an enthusiastic, diligent and experienced Project Officer to join our small but supportive team to help deliver vital physical and social regeneration projects for the residents of Richmond and Wandsworth boroughs.
You will deliver key project functions such as stakeholder engagement, managing actions and deliverables, budget management and tracking spend, client representation, chairing project meetings and delivering presentations to senior officers and Members. As well as managing key administrative tasks such as ensuring that proper governance and processes are established and followed for each project.
You do not need to have formal project management qualifications but are required to have at least 1 years’ experience of successfully managing the day to day delivery of projects/programmes and will need to be;
- Diligent and conscientious;
- Emotionally intelligent and able to act upon own initiative
- Experienced working to tight deadlines whilst maintaining high standards as well as able to work collaboratively and manage multiple workstreams simultaneously.
- Experience of working within a local authority is welcome, although not necessary.
One of the key projects you will be working on is Twickenham Rediscovered, which aims to create a new ‘heart’ for the town that celebrates its riverside location. You will also work on the Ham Close Uplift project which is the regeneration of an existing estate and delivery of around 450 units, as well as other projects as is required.
This is an opportunity to be involved in innovative projects that are key Council priorities and to work with a range of communities and professionals to put local aspirations into action.
We are a small and supportive team, who work hard and often to tight deadlines. As a result, it’s imperative that we support each other and create positive working relationships with other teams. We sit within the Chief Executive’s Division within the shared staffing arrangement for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We need someone motivated and conscientious who is able to take the lead, whilst also working in partnership with excellent communication skills. You will be supported and guided but expected to use your initiative and contribute.
There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Local Government. If you want the experience of working across two London Boroughs then please come and join us.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 31 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including BAME Community
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 8th February 2021
Interview Date: Interviews will likely take place W/C Monday 15th February 2021 and will be completed virtually (Zoom or MS Teams).
When applying for this role please ensure that your supporting statement directly addresses the job description and person specification.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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