Project Support Officer

Capita Home Office
Croydon, UK
10 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Support Officer - Home Office
About Capita
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
The Home Office
This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast-evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.

The Role of a Project Support Officer
Your role as Project Support officer will involve working closely with the Senior PSO managing weekly activities and priorities and work on assigned tasks for the PSO's Directors in the team. Develop, maintain, monitor Project Plans, Risk & Stakeholder Logs, various reports and dashboards and develop documents for key Board members and Senior Meetings. Maintain and manage professional stakeholder's relationships both internal and external and be the lead point of contact.

Key Outcome & Deliverables
1.Develop and maintain processes for project monitoring and reporting of progress against plans.
2.Analyse reports to draw out key themes and issues to produce summary reports for the programme board and other forums with an emphasis on timeliness, quality and accuracy.
3.Develop and maintain key programme documentation including project plans and RAID logs.
4.Advise on and deliver the best use of project management disciplines within a complex policy and operational environment, ensuring successful delivery against agreed governance and reporting delivery channels.

5.Prepare agendas, briefing, presentations and other documentation for senior official meetings on the programme.
6.Provide secretariat support to governance boards and other key meetings as necessary.

The Project Support Officer will have:
1.Experience in Programme/Project management and associated methodologies
2.Knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes, including risk management, planning and benefits management
3.Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to form well thought out conclusions and recommendations
4.Analytical thinking and the ability to interpret data
5.Ability to work on several different activities and to work flexibly across these, offering support, as the need arises
6.APM Project Management Qualifications or
7.PRINCE2 Qualifications

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