Project Support Officer Leeds £200-250 per day
This role is Inside IR35
My client based in Leeds is searching for an experience Project Support Officer for and initial 8 week contract.
-Supporting and providing assurance to the Programme Manager regarding the management of constraints, priorities and risks; -Working with the Programme Manager to provide timely and accurate reporting for project and programme governance; -Managing work-streams throughout the various stages of the lifecycle, including planning and control, management of resources, RAID, benefits, milestones, costs, scope and benefits;; -Planning for and managing communications and engagement with all groups of stakeholders affected by the projects; -Making recommendations based on lessons learnt for future developments; -Developing and maintaining a high level of knowledge of the latest developments within the -University and the HE sector, and best practice in project and change management in order to provide advice and guidance on a range of issues within the University.
Key Skill & Responsibilities
-A degree or professional qualification, knowledge of MS Project, Prince2, Managing Successful Programmes and APM Body of Knowledge; -Experience of creating accurate and timely documentation for review at and executive level -Experience in applying best practice project methodologies in projects, throughout their respective life cycles; -The ability to work confidently and assertively with a range of senior stakeholders, using coaching, negotiating, communication and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes; -The ability to manage conflicting demands and tight timescales through strong organisation and prioritisation skills; -Experience of managing project teams/work-streams, achieving results through other people without necessarily using formal line management authority; -A good understanding of Higher Education combined with ability to challenge accepted norms;
You may also have: -Previous experience working in a Higher Education environment or heavily regulated industry; -A Prince 2 or other relevant project management qualification (e.g. APM/PMI)