Project Support Officer

Location
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
03 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a Home Office led initiative to replace the current critical communications system (Airwave) with a new digital network, known as Emergency Services Network (ESN). 
The South East and South Central Regional Programme covers four forces; Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Thames Valley; with a single implementation team and management structure. The guiding principle of the programme is to deliver an operationally focussed critical communications replacement for Airwave, as well as a shared vision for digital access and operational usage across the four forces. Regional ESMCP implementation is a key enabler for future strategic collaborations between the four forces. 
This is an exciting time for ESMCP, with the green light from the Home Office for an incremental product based transition and Airwave shut down by December 2022, The South East & South Central Programme are now recruiting for various roles to grow our team to be in the best position to deliver ESN for the 4 Forces by the end of Airwave shut down. 
We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated Project Support Officer for our high profile transformational Programme. 
Candidates must have a good standard of education, strong oral and written communication skills and relevant project/management experience or the ability to gain appropriate skills. 
Good IT skills, especially in MS office software including MS Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Access. 
Close attention to detail and proven ability to make decisions and establish priorities under conflicting demands. 
Recent experience of communicating and influencing successfully at all levels with internal/external customers. The ability to understand, analyse and generate statistical and financial information in relation to projects and programmes. 
Candidates will be required to travel across the four Force areas. An enhanced level of vetting is required for all roles on the team. 
If you are a permanent Thames Valley Police member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. If the secondment is not supported by your line manager then a strong business rationale must be sent to recruitmentpolicestaff@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk quoting the reference number for the role. Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment. Staff wishing to apply for a seconded role should be aware the secondment process is under review. The proposal is to move staff to the salary/grade of the seconded role for the duration of the temporary appointment, which could mean either a rise or fall in individuals' salary. Subject to some flexibility for candidates with previous experience and/or transferable skills.
If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 14957.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 14th October 2018.

Benefits
You are entitled to receive a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here 

Important

All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
We serve diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us. 
We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.