Project Support

  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary
    £ 250 - £ 300 / Daily
  • Category
    Public Sector - Local Government Administration
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

We are recruiting for a Project Support Officer with Administrative support duties to begin a fixed term contract starting in September up until February 2021, based at a client in central Birmingham.

We require one member of interim staff; administrative support with project management capability working largely within the client's procurement team. The team will be designing and developing a tender which will require a large amount of staff engagement, involving many meetings and several projects running in parallel; all which will need to be carefully managed.


The role will support the design and development of the tender exercise for the client's Framework and tasks will include the following:

  • Booking and managing meetings

    • Liaising with teams to establish requirements

    • Booking rooms and arranging video conference details

    • Sending out invites

    • Note taking / action points, if required

    • Managing changes to bookings.

  • Managing mailing lists (e.g. ensuring new stakeholders are added to the relevant user groups)

  • Assisting with management of the tender site (creating new folders, sharing file access etc.)

  • Further ad hoc tasks

Role core requirements

In order to carry out this role, you will need to have:

  • Administrative experience.

  • An understanding of good project management theory and techniques.

  • A basic understanding of procurement in the Public Sector.

  • Experience of working on a fast-paced, complex programme of work involving over 50 members of staff;

  • The ability to quickly familiarise yourself with processes and systems;

  • The ability to work autonomously to solve challenges, only escalating when necessary;

  • A working knowledge of Sharepoint, including the ability to set up folders and potentially to manage access permissions;

  • The ability to integrate with, and act as an advocate for the client

Other Requirements:

The following requirements are not vital to the role but would be very useful, although not essential:

  • Understanding of procurement in the public sector

  • Experience of working at an organisation within the Civil Service

  • A desire to 'branch out' into a career in project management and/or procurement.

This role is likely to involve travel to their Birmingham office, and you must be willing to undertake a DBS disclosure.

To apply for this role, please follow the instructions to submit your CV online in the first instance.

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Please apply with your CV to: Lyahna Tulloch