Principal Project Officer x 3 - Greater London Authority

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Salary: £54,898 per annum

Grade: 10

Contract type: x1 Permanent and x2 Fixed Term Until June 2022

Reference: GLA3664

Interview date: To be confirmed 

Application closing date: 18 April 2021 at 23:59 GMT

The three Delivery teams in the GLA’s Skills and Employment Unit commission and manage a wide range of projects that help to deliver the Mayor’s “Good Work for All “ mission, by supporting Londoners to gain the skills and experience they need to compete in London’s competitive labour market. Three opportunities have arisen for proactive and experienced Principal Project Managers to help us deliver these objectives.

The Skills and Employment team is responsible for developing and delivering a complex and varied portfolio of projects providing support to Londoners, particularly those who are unemployed and disadvantaged, as well as collaboration with employers, schools, colleges and independent training providers. These three roles encompass involvement in the development, procurement and performance management of programmes, lead management of a portfolio of projects through their lifecycle from initiation to evaluation and closure and management of a team.

Working as part of a wider Skills & Employment team, the post holders will provide expert guidance on skills delivery issues, specifically informing the development of new programmes or programme operations.

The roles advertised includes a focus on one or more of the following programmes or work areas listed below:

-        The £318m Adult Education Budget (AEB) procured and/or grant programme 

-        The £7m Digital Talent Programme that aims to increase the quality and volume of industry-led digital training opportunities for young people aged 16-24 years old 

-        Development and management of new sector specific London Academies to support Londoners to gain relevant skills and move into good work in sectors key to London’s recovery (approx. £5m)

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience of project management and project control techniques, including project planning and appraisal, financing and risk management and evaluation.  A successful track record of commissioning and monitoring delivery of complex and large-scale programmes, including delivery through multiple third parties and contract management, will also be important. Good stakeholder management and communication skills will be essential to ensure buy-in from colleagues to support delivery of programme-level initiatives and to develop and manage effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates will also need to have good experience of managing a team.

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL). Further information about the relocation of City Hall can be found here;

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA3664

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