Project Officer

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
13 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client's vision is to be 'First for Housing'. They have bold plans for the future and their people are key to them achieving their goals, so they want to attract the very best. The are currently looking for a Project Officer to join their team based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

They manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to their customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, they strive to make living easier.

Their new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how they're going to achieve their vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by their values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - they live and breathe them and they shape how they work day to day.

Our client offers a forward thinking and open environment where their people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of key projects that support YHN's ambitious vision, to be 'First for Housing'.

You will work collaboratively with managers across the organisation managing projects from initiation to closure, ensuring that processes are in place to monitor risk, budgets, project milestones, and measures of success, escalating deviance as and when necessary.

You will be the 'critical friend', analysing current practice, identifying areas of improvements, efficiencies and new innovative ways of working, no 2 days will be the same.

You will be responsible for designing a Project Management Framework that meets the needs of the business and developing a toolkit and training program to bring the framework to life.

Required Attributes and Experience
  • Experience within the public sector and social housing is desirable but not essential
  • More important is the ability to identify improvements, influence change and implement solutions

The Person
  • You will be solution focused, working closely with the business
  • You will have the confidence to challenge the status quo, whilst motivating and engaging colleagues and managers to deliver change projects and embed best practice.
  • You will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent analytical skills and the ability to adapt your approach to meet the needs of the project, managing competing deadlines will be an essential part of the role.

With a proven track record of leadership through example, building strong networks and partnerships to ensure change is successful will come naturally to you.

Role Information:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.

  • £32,878 - £36,876 per annum

LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable company, then please do not hesitate in applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Our client does not accept CV's, only online applications. To apply, click on the "Apply for this job" tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

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