Project Officer

JOB ROLE: Project Officer


JOB TYPE: Temporary


DURATION: 1-2 months on-going, with the possibility of going permanent


HOURS: Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - 5:30pm (30 hours per week)


COMPANY TYPE: Charity


LOCATION: South East London


PAY RATE: £14.87ph - £17.44ph


Office Angels are looking for an experienced Project Officer to join a leading Charity based in South East London. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a great team and for an organisation who make a huge impact on peoples lives.


As a Contract & Project Support Lead your role is critical in ensuring robust project planning procedures are in place for commissioned projects. You will effectively manage a range of systems and processes in order to meet quality assurance, evaluation and monitoring of contract delivery across multiple work streams.



Core Responsibilities



  • Responsible for the completion of all necessary project documentation including regular progress reports, risk registers, chairing meetings and the distribution of minutes/actions,

  • Oversee the financial security of contracts through day-to-day budget management, ensuring colleagues are delivering projects on time, within budgets and to the agreed outcomes.

  • Identify and proactively manage changes in contract scope through mobilisation phases, and put plans in place to mitigate potential issues & risks,

  • Assist with the recruitment and co-ordination of project teams to ensure a culture of high performance and achievement is created

  • Prepare project-specific communications plans ensuring timely, transparent, and relevant information is provided to internal and external stakeholders

  • Work collaboratively with Heads of departments to research, identify and evaluate new initiatives, operating models, or good practice, to secure continuous improvement in our service delivery

  • Ensuring projects are maintained within legislative requirements and policy

  • Oversee all contract administration management including tendering and procurement documentation for prime and sub contracts

  • Provide company bid team with data that will help to secure new and continued funding.

  • Develop consistent and rigorous methods to appraise the costs and benefits of new contracts so that decisions can be taken swiftly and positively with awareness and management of risks

  • To champion the company at external meetings and events presenting and speaking where needed and promoting the impact of our work



Personal Specification



Knowledge and Skills



  • Skilled at project management in a coordinator or officer role managing multiple projects with a variety of contractual obligations

  • Knowledge of Facilities Management, Construction and related fields an advantage

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system; prisons, probation and local authorities

  • Proven experience of managing budgets, monitoring targets and milestones

  • An understanding of principles and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults

  • Able to collate, input, analyse and report on data in an accurate and timely manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong IT skills, including proven experience of using project management software, databases, Microsoft packages and collaboration platforms.



Personal Qualities



  • Committed to the company's belief that everyone has the ability to change and deserves an opportunity to do so

  • Passionate and proactive people person able to build effective relationships with people at all levels

  • Authentic, empathetic communicator with a high level of emotional intelligence

  • A creative instinct with a solution focused approach, able to make "on the spot" decisions

  • A highly organised individual driven by quality of results and able to juggle multiple tasks.



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