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Location: London
Position: Project Management
Salary: Living Wage £10.55 per hour - £369.25 per week
Date Posted: 28 October 2019
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:
Project Support Officer
  • Would you like to join Redbridge’s People Delivery team to help us provide the Council with improved outcomes for our residents?
  • Are you passionate about transforming services for children and families and adults?
  • Do you want a job that is different every day?

If yes, then read on!

About Redbridge

Our aim is to ensure that Redbridge is a great place to live, working collaboratively as one brilliant team for the residents of Redbridge.

The key test of whether we are succeeding is whether our residents can feel and see positive changes around them.

If you would read more, please read our strategic plan

Job Description

The People Transformation programme aims to re-think the ways in which we commission and deliver our services in adults’ and children’s services.

We are working with people who use our services, carers, residents, staff, partners and the wider voluntary sector to co-design our services to better meet their needs. 

This Programme comprises of 27 projects across the People directorate so you will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for Redbridge Council to provide project support across a range of departments in a newly formed, aspirational and supportive team.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Take on a different tasks on a daily basis , showing your organisation and flexibility
  • Maintain and update project governance documents such as project plans and risk logs
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders such as Strategic Commissioning, Adults and Children’s Services, HR , IT and Finance
  • Assist in both financial monitoring, modelling and benefits tracking
  • Work directly with the Project Managers, project teams and Senior Responsible Officers to assist in project delivery
  • Support internal and external engagement activities, co-producing services with our residents and staff
  • Attend and participate in the corporate change and delivery stand-up meetings
  • Support programme board, project group and Task Finish group meetings, including the preparation of materials and presentations

What are we looking for?

  • A strong interest in learning about project management and social care
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate and liaise effectively with a range of officers and stakeholders
  • Ability to write reports and present data in a clear manner for different audiences.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks appropriately in a fast-paced work environment.
  • A good practical knowledge of ICT applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and linking the transfer of data between them.
  • Degree qualified or in a relevant discipline or prior learning

What you can expect from us?

  • Being line managed by a Project Manager who will provide coaching and mentoring
  • Weekly informal catch ups with one of the Delivery project managers and Monthly supervisions
  • Opportunity to attend the bi-weekly corporate stand up as well as the weekly delivery team stand-up.
  • Working within a team of experienced project professionals who will support you in carrying out your duties and encourage your development.
  • Gaining transferable skills for a working environment
  • Flexible working with the opportunity to work remotely

This a 6 months role and is based in the Council offices in Ilford, so please ensure travel to this location is possible.

Application Process:

1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.

2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.

3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.

4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages. Face to face interviews are most likely going to take place in early December 2019.

The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Waltham Forest ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Waltham Forest directly will be missed in the application process.

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