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Project Support Officer

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Recruiter: Department for International Trade
Listed on: 16th July
Location: Darlington
Salary/Rate: £28,070 - £31,824
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is responsible for securing the prosperity of the UK across the globe. Here, we champion an expert, enterprising, engaged and inclusive workplace in which every member of the team plays a valuable role in delivering the best possible trade and investment policies for the UK. For the first time in 40 years we have an independent trade policy, so we are establishing Free Trade Agreements and market access, working innovatively to support British businesses in their ambitions to export and invest in 108 countries globally.

It is an exciting time for the project delivery profession in DIT and we would like you to join us to help grow our community of committed Project Delivery professionals.

As a Project Support Officer (PSO), you will be responsible for supporting a specific project in DIT. The project will enable you to work with officials across the Department which will help enhance your existing stakeholder management skills and learn more about project delivery.

You will work closely with the Project Manager and be responsible for:

  • Stakeholder engagement - engaging with teams across DIT to learn about their projects and support them.
  • Planning - helping teams via workshops, face to face meetings to plan for their project by understanding their requirements and key deadlines.
  • Risks - developing a risk register for the project. This involves having workshops with the teams to identify what could go wrong on their project and agreeing key risks that need to monitored monthly.
  • Reporting - preparing reports to inform senior management about projects progress to delivery, including any risks they need to be aware of.
  • Benefits Management - working with teams to identify what benefits their project will deliver and how will they be tracked using DIT templates.
  • Lessons learnt - helping projects carry out ‘lessons learnt' on their project to identify what went well and what could be improved for future.

Join us, and you will play an instrumental role in delivering critical work for DITs ambitious agenda. Further enhanced by a generous benefits package and flexible working arrangements, you are sure to excel in our forward-thinking team.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 30th July 2021.

Contact Name: Department for Trade
Reference: TJ/9705/135328
Job ID: 2956148

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