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Project and Programme Officer

Suffolk County Council
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20 September 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £27,041 pro rata for part time
  • 37 hours per week (part time working may be considered)
  • Permanent
  • Ref: 508

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Assets and Investment team as a Project and Programme Officer, working from Ipswich.

  • Do you have recent experience of project and programme management?
  • Do you have advanced problem-solving skills that can be applied across a wide range of property-related situations?
  • Are you a strong communicator who can communicate complex information in a clear and understandable way?
  • Do you want to make a positive difference to the way in which public services are provided in Suffolk?

We are looking for someone who can bring creative thinking, excellent organisational and communication skills to help deliver property projects and programmes, enabling modern integrated services and effective use of the council’s estate.

Your role

You will be part of a small team working closely on a wide range of important projects.  As a key member of the team, you will need to work both collaboratively and independently, within a supportive environment.

Your role will include:

  • supporting the development and delivery of a wide and varied programme of work, including major capital projects, service accommodation changes, review of the corporate property estate and new ways of working
  • leading on standard property changes, responsible for planning and co-ordinating resources, liaising and communicating with operational and design teams, delivery companies and external customers   
  • being a contact and liaison point for services and processes that interface with Corporate Property, developing good working relationships with customers including staff and managers within other directorates and external partner organisations.

Your responsibilities

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the Corporate Property team to manage the council’s estate and oversee changes to the estate
  • working with colleagues, customers and partner organisations including local authorities and health organisations to support complex projects to transform property and service delivery
  • recording and maintaining information on property projects and programmes, monitoring and reporting on progress including the financial impact of projects.

These responsibilities are to be read in conjunction with the Job and Person Profile.

You will need:

  • to be educated to a high qualification, ideally degree level
  • knowledge and experience of project and programme management
  • a proven ability to engage and interact successfully and at ease with a wide range of customers, partners and stakeholders.

The team

The Council’s Corporate Property function is part of the Assets and Investment team, within the Corporate Services Directorate. The team is professional, supportive and welcoming.  It is often centrally involved with many of the council’s key initiatives, and consequently, it is a rewarding and challenging environment.


We will offer you:

  • the opportunity to gain experience working with organisations across the public sector
  • a wide range of interesting and rewarding challenges
  • a supportive and friendly environment.

Travelling requirements for your role

Frequent travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Quentin Cass on (01473) 265192 or 07545 421784.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.


Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.


This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile.

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