Senior Project Officers x 3 - Greater London Authority

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Salary: £49,405 per annum

Grade: 9

Contract type: Three fixed term: one to Dec 2023, one to June 2022 and one to March 2022

Reference: GLA3772

Interview date: To be confirmed 

Application closing date: Sunday 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. 

Each role 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 (fixed to June 2022) 
  • Development and delivery of European Social Fund (ESF) projects and programme (fixed to December 2023)
  • Contract management of the Mayor’s Construction Academy capital and revenue projects, along with the opportunity to work on the development  of new sector specific London Academies to support Londoners to gain relevant skills and move into good work (fixed maternity cover to end March 2022). 

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, issue resolution and evaluation.  Experience of developing, managing and delivering large-scale high value projects, and a track record of successfully delivering results on target and within budget, ideally including skills and employment projects, will also be important. 

Evidence of well-developed IT skills, solid experience of using financial management systems and process and excellent report writing skills will also be required, along with an understanding of local, national and European skills and employment funding streams. 

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL)

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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 GLA3772, GLA4655 and GLA4273

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