Project Officer, Gypsy Traveller Site Improvements PKC08808
£34,011 – £37,747 – Fixed Term (for 18 months)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
Based within Housing and Communities, a new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to support the Housing Service to identify and deliver improvements to one of our Gypsy Traveller sites in Perth.
The Project Officer will work in a small team, managed by a Project Manager and will provide support with:
You will work in collaboration with colleagues across the Housing Service as well as with other internal teams. A key part of the role will also be to work with external consultants to support the development.
You will generally be required to work Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 5pm but due to the nature of the role and remit, there will be an expectation that you will be able to work flexibly, and this could include evenings and weekends especially for attending public meetings and carrying out surveys and consultation with community members.
To support and deliver on the role and remit of this post, the key areas of focus will be to:
Assist the Project Manager with performance management and quality assurance of project implementation and delivery.
To help in the delivery of this new project, we are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual who is enthusiastic and excels in making a difference.
You must have an HND level qualification in an appropriate building industry discipline or equivalent and have experience and involvement in projects relating to building, construction, and housing. You should ideally also hold a CIH Level 3 in Housing, or equivalent.
Given the focus of the post, you should have an awareness and understanding of CDM Regulations and be willing to undertake training to carry out the role of the Principal Designer on improvements projects.
We are looking for someone who excels at project and programme management with excellent IT skills (to use databases effectively and design spreadsheets to report statistical information).
You must have the ability to manage small scale construction or housing improvements projects.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate key ideas, project overviews and updates which can be easily understood at all levels. You must be able to establish and maintain effective networks with internal and external contacts to ensure success of your projects.
You must also be able to engage and work with tenants and other customers to pursue opportunities to shape and develop the projects and communicate and consult with tenants.
You must be adaptable to change and have a flexible approach to achieving the overall aim of a project. You also must be well organised, with the ability to manage time effectively and produce accurate, high-quality work to tight timescales.
We are looking for a good team player who understands the need to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners and recognises and values other people’s strengths. You must however be able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision and be capable of identifying problems, offering solutions, resolving problems independently and working with a “Think YES” approach.
Importantly, you should have a non-judgemental attitude, be empathetic and sensitive to tenants and resident needs.
You should be able to drive and hold a clean, current driving licence.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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