Project Support Officer
Project Support Officer
Reports to: Programme Manager
Hours: 37 hours per week (Part time working is
available based on a minimum of 25 hours
Annual Leave: 25 days + bank holiday
Salary: £24,000 FTE (pro-rata for reduced hours)
Who is SAM?
Smart Applications Management (SAM) is a not for profit, membership organisation, specifically
created to help local councils, commercial bus operators and other public sector bodies realise the
benefits of ITSO smart ticketing, by pooling resources and expertise to access best in class services and systems at an affordable price through economies of scale.
Staff welfare and a positive work-life balance are important to SAM. Where possible we offer a
flexible working environment with opportunities for homeworking and flexible hours to fit around
your personal circumstances.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a talented and dedicated individual to join the small but growing SAM project
team in Alfreton, Derbyshire. As a Project Support Officer, you will be responsible for day to day
support for our smart ticketing projects, delivered as part of SAMs wider delivery programme. You
will also be responsible for testing our products and writing test reports.
You will be part of a conscientious, efficient, sociable team, and as a key member of the project team, you will drive the continued success of the company’s future. Full training and development will be provided.
1. Management of projects ensuring that they completed on time and within scope and
2. Working within the SAM project team, you will:
a. Create project plans and work with stakeholders to ensure a positive outcome;
b. Carry out monitoring and control activities in order to track the progress of the project against delivery timescales and;
c. identify and manage risk, taking appropriate action where necessary and;
d. Close the project - including evaluating successes and challenges to enhance learning for your next project.
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3. Conducting pre-deployment and ongoing quality control testing of SAM systems and produce testing reports detailing the results of testing and recommending potential solutions.
4. Working closely with SAM Members, you will identify how we can improve our products and services to better meeting their needs, working with the Programme Manager to translate these requirements into a long-term development roadmap.
5. To facilitate and contribute to meetings, visits, conferences and committees, through the preparation of reports and presentations taking subsequent actions forward to delivery.
6. To ensure all activities undertaken are in compliance with SAM Policies and Procedures, and in a way that demonstrates SAM’s commitment to Equality and Diversity for staff and partners.
This job description provides a general reflection of the key accountabilities associated with the post; it is expected that the role holder will undertake any other reasonable activities comparable with your grade.
Measures of Success:
? Successful delivery of key priorities and objectives agreed as part of the SAM Smart Ticketing Programme.
? Delivery of projects within agreed budgets.
? Production of project and testing documentation.
Knowledge, Education & Training:
? Min 3 GCSE’s A*- C in English and Mathematics or equivalent + experience.
? A Levels or similar preferred but not essential.
? Technical or computing qualification desirable but not essential.
? You will have knowledge of PC applications to include Microsoft Office and Excel.
? Experience with Microsoft Project would be an advantage.
? Project Management experience is desirable but not essential.
Relevant Experience & Skills:
? A passion for delivering high quality support.
? Good communication and organisational skills.
? Good technical knowledge or a willingness to learn.
? Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, using your own intuition where appropriate.
? Ability to build strong working relationship with project stakeholders.
? Good sense of judgement, especially when issues need to be escalated.
? An appreciation of the importance of confidentiality and data protection principals.
? The ability to work to tight deadlines with high levels of accuracy.
? Up to 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday
? 25 days leave p.a. + bank holidays
? Pension contribution
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