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Project Officer

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £332.26 - £348.87 per day

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 YEAR

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  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Project Officer on a 1 year contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Pay Rate:

£333.26 p/h

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the successful planning, implementation, monitoring and closure of an ICT procurement project to deliver process transformation within a wider change programme.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successful planning and delivery of the project within time and cost constraints to meet the quality required; create a sense of urgency for delivery.
  • Project documentation including project plan, time lines, risks, issues and decisions, and agree project mitigation's.
  • Close liaison with internal and external stakeholders including finance, ICT, procurement, and lead regular project meetings.
  • Regular reporting to the project sponsor and escalation of risks and issues where appropriate.
  • Translation of technical process requirements into system architecture requirements.
  • Responsibility for ensuring internal and statutory procurement regulations are adhered too.
  • To be accountable for the quality and schedule of project deliverable as defined by the business case.
  • Manage the change control process.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven IT project management experience
  • PRINCE2 Practicioner and/or APMQ
  • Experience of being an effective member of project teams working in a matrix management environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, and ability to relate to and work at all levels of the organisation.
  • High level analytical skills and ability to interpret and communicate complex written and statistical information.
  • Defining project scope, impacts, costs, deliverable and schedule. Perform cost / benefit analysis to prioritise scope / phasing of deliverable.
  • Production, maintenance and management of quality standards and procedures; experience of managing project risk.
  • Active Communication - actively consults and supports the flow of communication through the organisation and provides a compelling vision to others. Evidence of ability to develop close constructive relationships across service boundaries both internally and externally.

  • * Motivating & Influencing - Has impact and influence and effectively motivates others to achieve goals and embrace change. Ability to work with a wide range of staff to deliver complex and challenging projects
  • * Decision-making - makes clear management and financial decisions that take full account of value for money, cost management, efficiency and risk.
  • *Delivering Results- Consistently delivers stretching objectives through effective prioritisation, project management and the efficient use of resources. Ability to deliver projects on time, on spec and on budget.
  • * Customer focus - retains responsibility for high levels of external and internal customer service through active feedback and a strong understanding of diverse customers.
  • * Strategic Awareness - develops effective internal and external relationships and networks that enable the understanding and delivery of broad organisational goals.

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