Job Title: Project Officer
Location: Hudnall Park
Salary Range: £25,927 progressing to £28,226 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People enables young people to succeed through targeted prevention and early intervention. Our teams address young people’s emerging needs, improve their life chances, and reduce escalation to more expensive and intensive services. We support young people to successfully transition to adulthood.
This is a role that could suit someone with previous senior office administration experience looking to extend to a more diverse role.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Project Officer with good communication skills, to work as part of the team at Hudnall Park outdoor education centre, which is located near Little Gaddesden, just north of Hemel Hempstead.
You will provide a full range of administrative and office duties to a high standard including taking bookings, answering telephone and email enquiries, raising and processing invoices and timesheets, updating, improving and managing spreadsheets and management information systems.
You will be responsible for managing a small team of maintenance and housekeeping staff for which experience of facility management may be an advantage.
There will be some reception duties at the Centre and you may also be required to show potential users, as well as contractors, around the building and the estate on occasion.
Good IT, verbal, and written communication skills plus line-management experience are essential and the role requires a high level of confidentiality, patience, and accuracy.
A quick learner, you will need to be confident, solution-orientated, very organised, and flexible in your approach to your work, able to use your own initiative and prioritise your workload, across a variety of tasks.
Flexibility to travel and having access to your own transport is essential. There may be occasions when evening or weekend working is required, including being part of a small team for on-call / out of hours facility matters for which appropriate additional payment will be made.
For an informal discussion please contact Mark Falkingham on 01992 556491 or email email@example.com
Closing Date: 31st May 2022
Interview Date: 17th June 2022
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available
Non Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website
CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire's Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit:‘Professional Promise’
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