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Project Support Officer

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    Up to £340 per day

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    Eszter Katona

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    20 days ago

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Project Support Officer - Met Office


The Supercomputer Exploitation Programme (SEP) is the vehicle to enable the realisation of the Socio-Economic benefits of the Supercomputing investment that the Met Office has made. SEP is therefore a high priority for the Met Office.

The Programme's goal is to ensure that the Met Office can realise the data related socio-economic benefits of the data transformation resulting from the implementation of a new Supercomputing capabilities.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Programme & Project Support Officer (PSO) role is to ensure that the Programme and its constituent projects are properly organised, administered and supported in accordance with Met Office, Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPO), Programme Management Office (PMO) and SEP standards and processes. The role holder will provide support and assistance to the Programme Management team in the effective running of the Programme including, where required, supporting Project Managers.

Including but not limited to:
* Programme and project documentation development, filing and maintenance, e.g. reports, risks, assumptions, issues & dependencies logs, benefits profiles, plans and action log
* Acting as secretariat and facilitating logistical and administrative arrangements and paperwork for the Programme Board
* Provision of management information for Enterprise Portfolio Office, boards and committees as required
* Creation of presentations (e.g. PowerPoint slide decks) for Programme Board and other meetings
* Ensuring information is stored and maintained up to date in a well-structured filing area (Microsoft SharePoint)
* Keeping track of resources across the Programme and assisting with recruitment administration
* Capturing programme and project lessons

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
* Demonstrable experience in administrating/supporting the management and maintenance of standard programme controls and documents (e.g. RAID & lessons logs, reporting, budgets, plans & benefits)
* Previously held Programme Support Officer, or similar (e.g. Project Support Officer) role(s)
[preference will be given to candidates with both experience and qualifications at Programme level, or higher, e.g. Portfolio]
* Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and/or P3O Foundation qualification(s)
* BPSS clearance (ideally SC cleared and will be required to undertake SC if not)
* Outstanding teamwork and communication skills
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft products
* Excellent organisational and secretariat skills
* Self-starter, analytical with strong attention to detail
* Ability to work at pace when required