Project Co-ordinator

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
    £ 21837 - £ 24156 / Year
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
    JN-072022-264593
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Project Support

Project Co-ordinator / Project Officer


Grade 4 £21,837 - £24,156 - Dorset and Devon & Cornwall - Hybrid Flexible Working


Who are we?


The police have a large number of non-police officer roles, working together to achieve our Vision in delivering world class sustainable policing. When you work with us, you join our police family, and are empowered, supported and encouraged to achieve your full potential with training and development opportunities and treated with integrity and respect.


This Project Officer role sits within the Business Change Department, which covers the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. We are responsible for delivering multi-million pound projects and change activity across both Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police forces, and this exciting role is to provide valuable support to our Project Managers, and their associated teams, in the delivery of this great range of projects.


Typically, we are running around 30 projects at a time, ranging from system upgrades, departmental/ staffing restructuring, changes to infrastructure, new and evolving technology and evolution into the modern world of robotic automated processes.


You would become a valued member of our friendly and welcoming Business Change Team, comprised of a variety of roles bursting with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Specifically, the Project Officer role sits within the Portfolio Management Office (PMO), within Business Change and would receive incredible training and mentoring to ensure you feel confident and equipped in delivering this crucial role .


Main Responsibilities:



  • Supporting project managers.

  • Progression of activity to enable change - including research, assurance, organising, planning, and reporting.

  • Creating and updating project documents, plans and logs.

  • Taking and typing or recording minutes, actions and decisions at meetings.

  • Arranging and sending out meeting invites via MS Outlook.

  • Preparing reports and presentations etc.

  • Demonstrating personal initiative by undertaking research and analysis to improve the effectiveness of a project.

  • Translating process maps/ diagrams (training provided).


Benefits:



  • Continuous Personal Development (CPD) such as experience/ shadowing in other areas of the organisation and many opportunities for training and development.

  • A great work-life balance with flexible hours and flexitime working policy.

  • Hybrid working - meaning office or home working flexibility.

  • Greater job security and access to a huge variety of role opportunities on the organisation's intranet site.

  • Wellbeing and support services.

  • Gym facilities.

  • Ability to apply for a 'Blue Light' discount card offering fantastic savings across a wide range of retailers.

  • Free parking on site.

  • Devon & Cornwall Exeter HQ also has a canteen.

  • Numerous benefits available through Adecco Boost (including eye sight tests, discounted vouchers and well-being centre)


This department boasts a great deal of flexibility, with a hybrid-working approach - meaning whilst the role will be based from either Dorset Police HQ Winfrith or D&C Police HQ Exeter, there is the opportunity for all staff to work from other locations that suit them, including at home, but with the understanding that there is still a requirement to attend appropriate locations/ meetings that fit the task or project you are working on when necessary. The department also offer flexible hours and a 'flexi-time' policy whereby any additional hours worked can be claimed back in lieu.


What we're looking for:


We are an inclusive organisation where everyone can grow and welcome the variety of experience, knowledge and skills that diversity brings. So however you identify and whatever your age, background and circumstances, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day. Applicants for either full or part time will be considered.


Whilst the role profile stipulates formal qualifications/ experience, please do not let these put you off applying as it is much more important to find the right candidate for the role through suitable qualities and transferable skills and we do provide training:



  • Excellent communication and team working skills

  • Organised and efficient, with the ability to work to unsupervised within pressured timescales

  • Fully competent and experienced in MS Office applications

  • Experience of working within a project environment or similar is useful

  • Knowledge/ awareness of PRINCE2 Agile / project methodology is beneficial, with a willingness to work towards the formal qualification


This is currently a temporary agency assignment with the potential of becoming permanent after 12 weeks for the right candidate - there are further employee benefits for permanent staff.


The successful applicant will be subject to vetting and referencing checks prior to commencing employment. Interview questions will be in line with the behaviours listed on the role profile.



Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Patricia Vernon