Strategic Programmes Officer

6 days left

Orkney Islands Council
£27,976 - £31,516 per year
15 Sep 2016
02 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Strategic Development and Regeneration
Strategic Programmes Officer (Ref: ORK01243)

35 hours per week
Temporary up to one year
£29,974 - £33,514 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for a pro-active and enthusiastic individual with the ability to take the lead on developing the Business Cases for the Council’s Strategic Projects - in particular its Strategic Energy Projects. The post-holder will report to the Head of Strategic Development and Regeneration, line manage the fixed term post of Strategic Programmes Assistant Officer. The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with other Project Officers across the Council and implement the Council’s project management processes.

You will have experience of project initiation, development, policy and also of contract management. An essential skill is in project management and understanding the workings of local government.

Experience of performance monitoring and improvement including quality assurance is also essential.
You will be IT literate and fully conversant with Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Excel and Word. You will also be expected to learn how to use the Council’s own bespoke systems.

Applicants should possess a relevant degree or have significant and demonstrable practical experience in a relevant field. You will also hold PRINCE2 Practitioner Accreditation or similar.

You will be an effective communicator with excellent networking and presentation skills. You will be able to develop professional relationships with a wide range of contacts. You will be committed to team working which will involve motivating, influencing and supporting others.

The successful candidate will be someone who is focused and who can deliver against set objectives whilst working under pressure, to set deadlines and adapt to changing working practices. The ability to work with minimum supervision will be essential.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jan Falconer, Head of Strategic Projects and Enterprise, or telephone 01856 87 3535 extension 2714.

This post is subject to basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Closing date: Sunday 2 October 2016

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post

See also:
Our Recruitment Process.pdf
Job Description & Person Specification.pdf