Project Officer Vacancy

The Pavilion, Broomhall Lane, Sunningdale SL5 0QS

  • 30 hours per week (Flexibility is required)
  • 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Flexibility is required for attendance at evening council meetings in relation to current project updates
  • The salary point for this role is LC 20 £13.51 per hour (FTE of £25,991) Local Council Pay Scale LC20 to £15.83 per hour (FTE of £30,451) LC 26
  • Rising to £13.78 per hour (FTE of £26,511) LC 21 and to £16.29 (FTE of £31,346) LC 27 on successful completion of a 6-month probation.
  • Pay to be awarded in line with experience and qualifications.
  • 22 days annual leave and an employer contributory pension scheme.
  • To include training and certification in Prince2 Project Management

Sunningdale Parish Council is seeking to employ a Project Officer for 30 hours per week to join the parish team who actively support the council members to make a positive change to our parish. The council is looking for an individual who can work as part of a team to deliver significant infrastructure projects for the Parish, reporting to the Clerk.

The role will require the postholder to take the lead in the delivery of infrastructure projects through the feasibility, planning, design, consultation, implementation, and post implementation phases. The postholder will also be responsible for managing a portfolio of feasibility assessments and will assist in the preparation of business cases to support parish infrastructure projects.

The skills needed to deliver a portfolio of projects include a good understanding of project management, procurement of goods, selection and oversight of suppliers, plus tight financial controls. Importantly, the Project Officer has responsibility for driving forward innovative ideas across a programme of schemes and for the overall performance of this portfolio. The role is vital in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of projects.

In addition, the role requires a strong ability to bring together a wide range of stakeholder groups including Parish and Borough Council, residents, and businesses, setting delivery outcomes for projects while maximising contract savings and achieving value for money.

The successful candidate will be a friendly, enthusiastic, energetic, and confident individual who will also have demonstrable capability for project management

The role is based at the council office, which is currently a COVID secure venue, however home working is also available for some of the hours employed once the successful applicant has completed an induction process.  In line with all council employees, the successful applicant will also be expected to participate in training for aspects of the role once they have completed the 6 months probationary period.

For more information, please contact Ruth Davies, Clerk to the Council via phone or email.

The closing date for return of applications is 15 February 2022 with interviews to be held at the end of March with the role commencing on or around the 4 April 2022.

Please download an application pack see below or call 01344 874268 / email: to request an application pack.

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