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Project Support Officer - Opportunity Sheffield

Sheffield City Council
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Grade 5 (£27,803 - £30,296)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Corporate Services, Administration
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Contract Type
Full time

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You will provide administrative support services for its suite of UK Shared Prosperity Fund-supported employment and skills programmes.

The role of Project Support Officer will support the delivery of the Opportunity Sheffield’s aims, which include helping local people get jobs, find apprenticeships and access training, supporting them to overcome barriers to employment and career progression. The service also provides in-work support for Sheffield employees who are looking to upskill, progress in employment or change career.

The Project Support Officer will provide crucial support to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The idea candidate will be organised, proactive and a team player, with a positive approach to problem solving. They will have experience of working in a busy environment and be ready and willing to support colleagues and customers through a variety of methods.


Key responsibilities will include supporting users of our record keeping systems, focusing on data accuracy, generating reports and assisting with investigation of issues or errors. The position is to provide broad support for the whole service which will include business administration, customer service, colleague support, and assisting in preparation of reports.

This is a fixed-term appointment until 31st March 2025.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.


Company info
0114 272 6444
2-10 Carbrook Hall Road
Town Hall
Surrey Street
South Yorkshire

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