The starting salary for this position is £31,273 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This position is offered as a 12 months fixed term contract or secondment opportunity.
Surrey County Council is seeking to recruit a Project Support Officer to provide project management support to the Public Health team to facilitate the council's response to, and recovery from, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Public Health is central to leading the council’s response to COVID-19 and in reducing transmission of the virus, containing outbreaks, and protecting Surrey citizens from the effects of COVID-19.
The key function of the Public Health team in relation to COVID-19 is to lead on the ongoing development and delivery of the COVID-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan (LOCP). The LOCP is aligned to the Government's COVID-19 - Spring Response (Roadmap) and the national COVID-19 contain framework.
In this role you will provide the COVID-19 Programme Manager with project support for the development and delivery of the Community Champions for COVID Programme. The objective is to ensure Public Health continue to manage Surrey’s Community (COVID) Champions Programme efficiently and effectively, working with local areas to support them to deliver their schemes.
You will need to be a highly organised, able to work independently and have excellent communication skills. You will be able to work effectively in partnership with a range of stakeholders internally and externally. Flexibility and willingness to travel are also key as there may be some requirement to support the team at different localities within Surrey.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- A further education qualification and experience in a relevant subject/work area - e.g. Public Health, COVID-19, community development/engagement
- Good IT skills, including Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook and database management systems
- Proven ability to manage a range of projects through to completion, applying project management principles and techniques
- Problem solving skills, including the analysis and interpretation of data
- Ability to manage own workload and act on own initiative
- Self-motivation with willingness to work as part of a team
If you are an enthusiastic and competent business administrator looking to join a supportive and progressive team then we want to hear from you.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th June 2021.
Interviews will take place after 27th June 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Gail Hughes on 07881 328236 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.