Programme Support Officer


Haringey Council - River Park House

Closing Date:

21 Aug 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO3

Salary: £38385 – £41586 per annum

2-Year Fixed-Term Contract

Optional Access to Level 4 Qualification Project Management

Closing Date: Sunday 21st August 2022

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Support Officer to join us in identifying and developing new and innovative ways to improve how we deliver services for children, young people and families in Haringey.

  • You will be working to support the service in its current strategic aims and objectives, working on various projects aimed increasing the facilities Haringey offers to its young people.
  • The projects and work you will undertake involve effective partnership working, communication, report writing, project planning and delivery.
  • You will also be integral in the smooth running of different Operational and Executive boards and senior manager meetings, providing accurate and timely administrative support.
  • You will be responsible for influencing the direction of the council, presenting your findings to relevant boards, Cabinet members and partner organisations.
  • You will have an awareness of public spending and identify the most efficient use of the budget.

Why should you apply?

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to achieve meaningful change through effective partnerships and needs-based evidence led working environment.
  • You will cover a vast portfolio, seeing projects through from planning to delivery.
  • There is the option of receiving an accredited project management qualification alongside your employment.

You will have the opportunity to build networks with key stakeholders such as the Police, Health, schools and voluntary sectors.

Our team is self-motivated, resilient, and organised, working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve results. You’ll thrive on working on multiple projects, supporting the delivery of service improvement and efficiencies.

To be considered for this role, you will:

  • Have supported projects before or have relevant transferable experience
  • Have an eye for detail and enjoy producing and maintaining project documentation and analysis
  • Be comfortable working across multiple projects, managing priorities to support colleagues effectively

Skills, Attributes & Experience

  • A degree or equivalent educational or professional experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, preferably alongside understanding of the issues relating to children services and/or local government.
  • Exemplary research and analysis capabilities.
  • Experience in managing budgets, financial systems, and staffing requirements.
  • Track record of facilitating board meetings, including preparing presentations, note taking and liaising with various stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to support and lead on the coordination and delivery of projects, including major events, influencing strategies, and programmes.
  • Excellent communication skills, whether written or verbal, including an ability to convey complex information clearly to various audiences.
  • Experience working with diverse networks of people and maintaining good relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Flexible and capable of working with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Ability/experience using Microsoft Office suite.

About Haringey Children’s Services

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own. If you are interested or would like an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Brain via email:


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