Fixed term for 2 years
Reading Borough Council has committed to an ambitious programme of change for the benefit of its customers and transform the way we deliver services. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team of experienced project management and change professionals.
About the role
The Project Officer will primarily provide support around project planning and co-ordination for the Council’s ambitious transformation and savings strategy. You will produce project plans, support service improvement activity and monitor performance and reporting against a portfolio of projects.
We are looking for someone with:
- Relevant experience of strategic planning and implementation, including production of reports, briefings targeted at senior managers, councillors and government bodies
- Experience of business process reviews, use of data gathering techniques and analysing service and performance metrics
- Experience of process, organisational, technological and business change, as well as coordination of multiple projects and collation of performance metrics.
- Experience of managing multiple small to medium sized projects and business case development from conception to completion. Including Client /Contractor working, coordination and liaison with colleagues and external agencies
If you think you have the skills, energy and passion to work with us and make a difference we would love to hear from you!
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
Local Government Pension Scheme
24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
Childcare voucher scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Season ticket loans
A range of local discounts
Closing Date: 18th November
Interview Date: 3rd December
Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change