Public Safety Group - International Criminality Directorate - Project Support Officer

Government Recruitment Service
£30,817 to £38,558 per year
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

This is an exciting HEO role within the Home Office's International Law Enforcement Cooperation Unit, a joint Policy-Portfolio Management team within the Department's International Criminality Directorate (ICD). The role is suited to a candidate seeking to strengthen their current understanding of finance while supporting the Directorate on a range of financial matters.

ICD plays a critical part in the Home Office's approach to, and enabling of, law enforcement and criminal justice (LECJ). This includes a suite of capabilities directly serving the LECJ community and keeping the UK and the public safe (Interpol, criminal records exchange, biometric (fingerprint, DNA) tools, international mutual legal assistance, arrest warrants to name just a few).

The Directorate works hand-in-glove with Policy colleagues who cover broader law enforcement. We are proud of our positive, supportive and inclusive team culture, which has an established reputation for delivering high-quality material to demanding criteria. The Unit’s products are routinely used as decision-support tools at Ministerial and Senior Official level.

The candidate will be based within the Portfolio Management Team, working to the Finance and Assurance Lead. They will play an integral part within the Directorate to ensure the smooth delivery of high priority objectives related to international LECJ activities.
We are looking for candidates with the drive and enthusiasm to thrive in a dynamic project environment, with some experience in Government finances.

The successful candidate will support on, and be responsible for:

• Building strong working relationships with Policy Leads and operational partners - overseeing the finance team’s ongoing engagement with them, allocating funding, and monitoring their delivery progress against agreed objectives

• Working with Finance Business Partners to monitor the in-year financial position, monitoring spend across the Directorate and escalating risks as appropriate

• Supporting finance commissions and other priority work

• Supporting and leading on stakeholder management through formal and informal meetings.

• Supporting the maintenance of key Portfolio control documentation including the programme plan, risk register and programme dashboard

Note: The successful candidate may be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.

Due to the nature of the role, it is not available on a part time basis, however, flexible working options are available.

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