Programme Support Officer - Divisional Programme Office, Open to flexible working
Fixed Term/ Secondment for 12 months (Maternity Cover) - Full Time
£33,759 - £34,986 per annum (SO2)
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries.
Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit.
The challenge for Hackney is to make sure that the borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people. We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
A lack of genuinely affordable homes is a key concern for Hackney’s residents, and addressing this is at the heart of the Council’s work. That’s why Hackney is building.
The Council’s Regeneration team is building thousands of new homes for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale at more than 30 sites across Hackney. It is leading on the delivery of this in-house programme at all stages – starting with setting the briefs for sites, selecting architects and the wider design teams, managing the design process and procuring contractors or developer partners.
Hackney Council is looking for an experienced Programme Support Officer to join their forward-thinking and busy development team. If successful you will work across the directorate providing support to programme areas including Estate Regeneration, Housing Supply, Economic Regeneration and Woodberry Down. The post holder will need to quickly establish strong working relationships with each team to support the effective management, development and delivery of regeneration in the borough.
As Programme Support Officer, you will be the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, partners and contractors and will need to be confident and efficient at multitasking and a clear communicator. You will work closely with project teams to organise quarterly monitoring, prepare client care meetings, as well as coordinate project briefings and information sharing to ensure the smooth running of the Division.
Ideally you will have strong ICT skills, a track record of administrative support skills and experience of maintaining project management software, creating reports and supporting delivery teams with workflow processes.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people and we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth creates opportunities to transform the lives of our residents. Whilst a background in housing and regeneration is desirable for this role it is not essential as we are keen to recruit a Programme Support Officer with a wide range of skills and experiences.
If you share our values and ambitions and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click 'Apply'.
To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
You are not required to submit a supporting statement
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Closing Date: Sunday 31 March 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Interview Date: Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April 2019
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.