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Are you a dynamic and experienced Project Officer with a passion for driving organizational development and culture change?
We are seeking a talented individual to take a lead role in designing, developing, and commissioning high-quality, cost-effective strategies that align with the broader directorate and council priorities.

Position: Project officer


  • Days: Monday to Friday
  • Weekend & Bank Holiday
  • Hours: 9 AM to 5.30 PM

Pay Rates:

  • Monday to Friday: £18.01 per hour
  • Saturday and Sunday: £18.73 per hour
  • Bank Holiday: £36.02 per hour

Key Responsibilities:
As a Project officer, you are responsible for

  • Strategic Insight: Provide intelligence and improvement insights to shape service delivery and commissioning and inform learning, development, and organizational design.
  • Organizational Change Management: Advise and support senior managers in effective talent management and succession planning and implement and manage organizational changes.
  • Information Management: Deliver accurate, timely, and relevant information for both strategic and operational purposes.
  • Benchmarking Analysis: Interpret and analyse benchmarking information at national, regional, and sub-regional levels.
  • Operational Integration: Act as a link to operational teams, informing future service planning and business delivery.
  • Continuous Improvement: Collaborate with managers and senior stakeholders to design and deliver continuous improvement activities and upskill staff to meet service objectives and adapt to the change agenda.
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making: Support continuous improvement, fostering a culture of evidence-based decision-making and collect and analyse information on the impact of service changes.
  • Policy and Strategy Support: Support the development of policies and strategies through analysis and intelligence.

The Project officer should possess the following qualifications:

  • Graduate CIPD or equivalent


  • Experience of working in an environment delivering services to children and young people
  • Experience in using business intelligence software.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of council organisational policies, People Strategy and Children's Services workforce risks and issues.
  • Ability to research, analyse and produce reports with options/outcomes with problem-solving capability.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders,
  • Ability to plan and organise a range of activities and priorities within a focused area of service, whilst remaining flexible to changing demands,
  • Proficient in analysing workforce data, identifying trends, and recommending effective solutions. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and persuasively,
  • The ability to explain technical ideas and processes clearly, and good team working, collaboration and partnership working skills,
  • The ability to manage a varied workload, deliver to deadlines, and to operate within a complex service area,
  • Technically competent in Microsoft Office suite.

The postholder must be able to travel across the Borough.

If you are a results-driven Project officer with a passion for organizational development, we invite you to apply.
Join our team and play a crucial role as a Project officer in shaping the future of our organization through impactful projects and initiatives.

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