Project Support Co-ordinator

Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2NA
30 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job Function
Project Co-ordinator
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting part-time opportunity has arisen in the Project & Programme Centre of Excellence for a Project Support Co-ordinator. This role will lead the co-ordination of the Centre of Excellence, so if you have experience in this field, are passionate about delivering excellence and collaborative, we’d love to hear from you.

The contracted hours for this role are 30 hours per week, we have some flexibility around working patterns and this will be discussed at interview.

Currently the team is working remotely. Once COVID restrictions ease, you’ll need to be in our Head Office in Swindon on average one/two days per week. Occasional travel to Trust properties nationwide will also be required.

What it's like to work here

The National Trust’s Project & Programme Centre of Excellence sits within the Trust’s Strategy Management Unit, at the heart of the organisation. The team is all about driving excellence in Project and Programme Management across the National Trust, improving our organisational capability to deliver more projects in service of our exciting strategy.

The Trust’s approach is aligned to the Association for Project Management (APM) – we’re active members - and past winners of Project Management Company of the Year.

You won’t work for an organisation with a more varied portfolio of projects - we support activity across the charity from construction to nature conservation, curation to renewables, through to IT and service delivery, heritage conservation to marketing.

Our projects span England, Wales, and Northern Ireland - working with us you’ll be protecting unforgettable places for future generations. We spend £200m+ on our projects annually and have ambitious plans to build on this. Working within the Centre of Excellence, you’ll play a critical role in helping us achieve these goals.

What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Project and Programme Support Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing the co-ordination of the Project & Programme Centre of Excellence to support the wider project community and delivery of the National Trust’s strategy.

You’ll ensure the National Trust project community is kept up to date with relevant information and updates. Advising on the Project Management Framework and governance processes you’ll support the wider team in delivering projects well. 

You’ll support the management of project and programme data, ensuring we have quality data to use in reporting.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert. 

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role, you will need:

• Experience of working on projects, including project management tools and techniques

• Understanding of project reporting processes

• Experience of data handling and analysis

• Practical experience of providing support and advice

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including persuasion, diplomacy and influencing

• Excellent organisational and planning skills

• Attention to detail

We know that we can't serve our diverse audiences without firstly celebrating the diversity of our people. That's why we work hard to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We welcome and value difference, so however you look, wherever you come from and whatever your favourite TV programme, we want to hear from you.

The package

Benefits of working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.