HEFCE Catalyst – Project Support Officer

University of Essex - Strategic Planning and Change Section

This post is based within the Strategic Planning and Change Section.

Anchors’ initiative which is a strand of HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund. This project involves collaboration with Essex County Council and Suffolk County Council, levering the University’s research capability and expertise in the Social Sciences and in Big Data to improve outcomes for vulnerable people in the community.

The Project Support Officer will be responsible for providing the vital project support to ensure the successful delivery of the committed Catalyst project outputs and outcomes to time and within budget as specified in the HEFCE grant letter. In particular the post holder will be responsible for monitoring project schedules and budgets, preparing progress reports and other project documentations, managing action, risk and action logs, organising meetings and events and liasing with key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have experience in project planning, risk, issue and stakeholder management, with an understanding of project management principles.

The role requires the ability to engage, persuade, influence, and enthuse others through effective communication and engagement planning. This innovative project involves a wide range of stakeholders and spans data sharing, requirements specification, analysis, testing and research, system and process change, cross sectoral collaboration and student engagement. Strong personal, organisational and communication skills are required, together with the ability to grasp the complex requirements and differing perspectives of the project partners (the University of Essex, Essex County Council (ECC) Suffolk County Council (SCC) and the Students Union).

This full-time fixed term post to provide temporary cover for staff absence due to maternity leave. The post will be based at our Colchester Campus and will involve travel to Chelmsford and Ipswich. Travel to other locations within Essex and Suffolk, and our campuses at Southend and Loughton may also be required.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. REQ00300). Visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/ for information about the University of Essex.

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