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Project Support Officer

Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 3022 - 4115

Job details



Job type

Fixed-term, Full time


Band 9 £32,233 - £35,744

Closing date

23/09/2020 11:59 pm

Project Support Officer (PSO) x 3 for the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit (SEHRT) and Air Quality (AQ) Programmes

2 PSOs will work on the SEHRT Programme and 1 PSO will work on the AQ Programme


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

Air pollution has serious effects on our health and environment. Improving the air we breathe in Portsmouth is a top priority for Portsmouth City Council and by joining us you can contribute to this aim. South East Hampshire Rapid Transit (SEHRT) and Air Quality (AQ) are working to improve reliability of services whilst promoting cleaner and more environmentally friendly methods to reduce carbon emissions, thus improving air quality in our city and towns.


Your New Role

The Project Support Officer will report to the SEHRT/AQ Programme Management Office (PMO) Lead and will be responsible for the delivery of PMO processes, methodologies and functions that will provide a framework for the successful delivery of strategic programmes, projects and oversight of the portfolio in order to support effective decision making within the Regeneration Directorate. This will involve leading the design and business change implementation of processes, tools and templates that can be used across all programmes and projects; establishing and assisting in reviews to evaluate progress and ensure continuous improvement; and providing consultancy style advice and support in line with best practice.


What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful you will need to have experience working in a PMO and present excellent literacy and numeracy skills. PRINCE2 Practitioner or P30 qualifications are desirable but you will need to have experience using Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently and accurately to meet challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment. This role will require you to work with senior managers and requires a good understanding of the structures, processes and governance frameworks across the City Council. The successful candidate will also possess strong interpersonal and communications skills, be able to work collaboratively to build supportive relationships and influence across all Directorates.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.


Interviews will be held on 29th September.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply


Please ensure you follow the instructions in the ‘how to apply’ attachment and e-mail your application to