Service Improvement Project Coordinator
Closing date for completed applications: 5th August 2021 at 11pm
Interviews will be held on: 11th August 2021 via Microsoft Teams
Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated
We are looking for a self-motivated project coordinator to support Direct Maintenances' (our in-house repairs service) programme and projects function, to efficiently support the management of the programme and assist on individual service improvement projects.
You will be part of the Service Improvement and Programme department in Property Services working with the Head of Service Improvement and Programme Management and other members of the team. The team are involved in managing multiple improvement projects, providing insights, data analysis, and managing the IT systems behind reactive maintenance. You will report to the Head of Service Improvement and Programme Management.
You will have experience of working in a programme or project office setting. For the programme management element the role requires excellent organisational skills, organising governance groups and ensuring that Project Managers are adhering to project management guidelines and reporting appropriately.
You will also have experience of assisting with elements of project work such as helping communicate and embed change. You’ll have the ability to build and maintain strong ongoing relationships across cross-functional teams and demonstrate good team and stakeholder engagement skills. With a ‘hands-on’ approach, you will have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a genuine passion and enthusiasm to oversee and deliver business improvement.
Day to day duties at the programme level will include preparation for governance groups and working with programme stakeholders and managers to ensure programme and project level material is appropriate. You will require determination and perseverance in order to ensure that the programme is running and reported on smoothly. You will play a key role in organising and policing programme documentation. At the project level tasks will vary as required but there will be exposure to service improvement methods and approaches.
If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!
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