Project officer

£28000 - £31000 per annum

Managing this Role


Claire Stevens

Principal Consultant 020 7759 7929

Claire Stevens is a principal consultant with over 20 years' experience in supporting various Charities, Institutes, and Membership Bodies within the Not-for-Profit sector, covering London and the surrounding areas.

Claire's extensive experience within the industry has enabled her to build strong relationships with her clients, built on trust and loyalty. Her knowledgeable background enables her to offer a personalised and consultative approach, offering advice and guidance at every stage in the recruitment process. 

She is passionate about making a real difference to the sector and giving something back by providing a great service to the clients and candidates she supports.

Project officer

Salary - £28-£31k

Type - Permanent

Hours - 35hrs

Work pattern - Flexible/Hybrid

Location - Central London

Ref - POCS2

Our client is a leading and well established education provider based in central London. They are looking for a forward thinking project Officer to coordinate its volunteers and related contracts

What you will be doing:

  • Providing high quality project officer support across an agreed portfolio of projects and activities, working with appropriate colleagues to ensure that activities achieve appropriate targets - particularly in terms of impact, quality, Value for Money and agreed timelines. Be responsive and proactive in identifying risks and opportunities, working with colleagues to agree appropriate actions.
  • Building on, developing, reviewing and maintaining appropriate project documentation including risk registers, change control records, expenditure/budget records
  • Working with education and communications staff to identify and, where appropriate, implement mitigating actions or to escalate issues
  • Implementing effective monitoring to measure progress towards agreed targets and milestones and agreeing, and implementing appropriate remedial actions as required
  • Ensuring that sub-contracting and partnership arrangements for the programme are appropriate and managed effectively, using best practice procurement and contract management processes to manage sub-contractors.
  • Ensuring collection of, and enabling access to, accurate and timely data on which to base reporting, internally and externally. Analysing and interpreting this data.
  • Working with education teams to ensure accurate and timely reporting of performance against agreed targets, including preparing draft reports in line with the specification
  • Assisting in the development of proposals for new work
  • Time management and dealing with competing priorities and pressures - ability to manage own workload and also communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with colleagues to maximise outcomes.
  • Undertaking any other tasks as reasonably required.

What the client is looking for:

  • A successful track record in managing contracts and projects in a relevant environment
  • Experience of monitoring budgets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience of report writing
  • A proven ability to interact effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and on own initiative
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

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PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.