Principal Project Officer - Programme Delivery (Skills & Employment)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£53,822 per annum
23 Nov 2018
16 Dec 2018
Specialist Area
Contracts Manager, Operations
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Project Officer - Programme Delivery (Skills & Employment)

Greater London Authority

Central London

£53,822 per annum

Fixed Term Contract (FTC) until 30 September 2023

Under the banner of ‘Skills for Londoners’ the skills agenda is at the heart of the Mayor of London’s vision for London, ensuring both Londoners and London’s businesses have the skills they need to succeed. The role of Principal Project Officer – Programme Delivery within Skills & Employment will be central to delivering the devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB), the Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2019-2023 programme and the GLA’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 programme.

You will work on the implementation of the ESF and AEB business cycles from project development and procurement to completion; including managing a portfolio of contracts alongside stakeholder and partner negotiations, contract management, audit, quality assurance and compliance processes. 

Working as part of the wider Skills & Employment team, the post will provide expert guidance on skills delivery issues, specifically ESF and AEB commissioning and programme management.

You will need to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience of project management and project control techniques relevant to outcome-related funding models, including financial analysis, project planning and appraisal, financing and risk management and evaluation.  Experience of joint development or co-commissioning of projects to meet strategic priorities, alongside a successful track record of monitoring delivery of complex and large-scale programmes, including delivery through multiple third parties will also be important.

This is a fixed term contract, or secondment opportunity until 30 September 2023.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on reference HOPS0295.

Application closing date:Sunday 16 December 2018 at 23.59 GMT.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.