Project Officer- Transformation & Improvement

Salary: £190.00 - £200.00 per day
Location: Lambeth, London
Sectors:Professional Services

Job Title: Project Officer - Transformation & Improvement

Location: Lambeth, London

Contract: 3-month hybrid contract

Salary: £190-£200/day

About the Role: As a Project Officer for Transformation & Improvement, you will play a crucial role in supporting the coordination, planning, control, and delivery of projects and programs. You will be responsible for collecting and maintaining program data, developing and maintaining processes and systems, and ensuring successful project outcomes are achieved on time and within budget. This role will involve working closely with stakeholders across Children's Services to enhance planning and delivery processes and contribute to the establishment of a children's services program office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, planning, control, and delivery of projects and programs.
  • Develop and maintain processes and systems to drive projects and programs forward effectively.
  • Improve planning and delivery processes within Children's Services programs.
  • Work collaboratively with project teams and stakeholders to deliver program outcomes.
  • Provide support to the Programme Manager in the establishment of a children's services program office.
  • Carry out various project support functions including developing and maintaining project plans, risks registers, issue logs, and reporting systems.
  • Collect, chase, and maintain information, and develop a records library to ensure documentation is filed appropriately.
  • Conduct research, benchmarking exercises, audits, and data collection and analysis to inform decision-making and adopt best practices.

Key Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of project/programme management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Familiarity with the project development life cycle and typical problems associated with organisation-wide projects and programs.
  • Ability to command respect from colleagues and stakeholders through a professional approach to work.

Relevant Experience:

  • High degree of computer literacy, including intermediate knowledge of the MS Office Suite and project management software.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in research, report production, and using findings to inform improvements.
  • Good interpersonal skills with a track record of developing successful working relationships with team members and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent organisational skills, flexibility, and adaptability with a history of delivering to tight deadlines without compromising on quality.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with active listening ability to engage stakeholders effectively.

If you're ready to make a tangible impact on improving services within Lambeth's Children's Services, apply now to join a dedicated Transformation & Improvement team.