Quality Relationships Project Officer
The starting salary for this role is £32,798 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
Surrey County Council is on an ambitious and exciting journey and we are seeking a Project Officer to join the Policy Programmes and Planning (PPP) team within the Quality Relationships service that is part of the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate.
The PPP team is at the heart of the Quality Relationships service, which comprises of an integrated set of strategic services which support and inform operational services within the directorate. The aim of the PPP team is to create avenues for engagement with our partners and service users, to contribute to Surrey's continuous improvement ambitions and most significantly work towards improving the lives of Surrey's children and young people.
We are looking for an individual who is experienced in office-based functions and is looking to develop and enhance their project management skills to support the planning, reviewing, and implementation of projects as part of the PPP team. This will enable the team to function efficiently and achieve its objectives.
You will be involved in a range of project work across the Quality Relationships service to ensure we meet business need and will cover a variety of areas such as managing and creating content for our internal SharePoint site, contributing to directorate-wide transformation programmes, such as our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work, and helping with horizon scanning to ensure the directorate is aware of national policy developments.
To be shortlisted for interview your application should evidence:
- Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- An awareness of project management theory and how to apply it in a real-world setting.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- The ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners and professionals.
- Self-sufficiency but with a willingness to work alongside others to adapt to changing priorities.
- Proven problem-solving skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions.
- The willingness to support a wide range of complex projects or programmes.
- Strong computer skills and an understanding of digital communications.
This role is open to remote working meaning that although some office time will be required you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
At Surrey we work together openly and honestly to provide our residents with an excellent service that is inclusive and respectful of all. We offer a wide range of benefits that allow you to develop within your career without having to sacrifice your work/life balance.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th June 2023.
A Basic DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.