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Senior Project Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 11 £35,414 - £38,713 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite project until 01/09/2025
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
11 June 2023
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Would you like to be part of our talented highly skilled team, making a difference to people’s lives every day?

We are looking for a key player in helping to drive forward the Adult Social Care Department’s transformation agenda, by supporting a number of projects across the department.  Working in collaboration with other areas of the department, Council and partners will be essential to achieve the department’s agenda.

In Derbyshire we’re moving adult social care forward for better lives. We are ambitious for local people and want the best outcomes for them. We’ve started to do things differently and as a member of our senior team you will be involved in helping us shape our services for the future. We are on a four-year journey to transform the way we work across the service.

 Our approach

We want people to have the opportunity of having what we would all want. To live in our own home in a familiar environment, in a community we know, surrounded by friends and family. Our approach is person centred and strength based, helping people achieve their goals and supporting them to be independent, resilient, and well.

Our Team

We are proud of our colleagues and what they’ve achieved, particularly over the last few years.  We are friendly, professional, engaging, and full of Derbyshire spirit.  Managing a social care service during a pandemic and keeping people safe has been challenging- a challenge they’ve risen to.

We’re realistic about the challenges, and we’re passionate about how we can support you to meet them.

The Team is responsible for providing programme and project management support to the department in line with the Council’s Programme and Project Management process. This provides the framework for applying PRINCE2 and MSP to manage its projects and programmes.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be providing support to a number of project leads and ensuring the Council’s PPM process is being followed through the use of project documentation and monitoring / reporting to relevant governance channels. You can work flexibly, and some of our teams have opportunities for remote working; our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate with colleagues. 

Derbyshire is a fantastic place to live and work, with the miles of peaceful countryside and quaint villages making the county extremely appealing. In addition to location, there are a number of perks to being a Derbyshire County Council employee:

  • Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave and flexi time scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • Free car parking at most sites
  • An in-house counselling service
  • Occupational Health service
  • Physiotherapy Service

For further information or an informal chat please contact: Rebecca Toms or Kate Bedford – Rebecca.Toms@derbyshire.gov.uk or Kate.Bedford@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Date: week commencing 19 June 2023.

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.