ICT Auditor (Development Role)
Salary details: £22000 - £23000
37 hours per week - Permanent
£20,493 - £23,080
South Walks House, Dorchester
An opportunity has arisen to work within the Housing Service on a range of exciting new projects. You will be part of a small project team, working alongside other Housing team members to deliver a variety of projects such as a housing software project, a new Dorset Council Homelessness Strategy and delivery of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP).
What you will be doing
We are seeking a Project Assistant to work with our Project & Policy Officer to deliver a range of projects within the Housing Service. There will be a variety of exciting and challenging projects to work on including supporting the implementation of a new housing software system, assisting in the co-ordination of the Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI) as well as supporting the delivery of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP). You will be based with the Housing Team as part of the wider Adults directorate and will work with a range internal and external partners, such as Public Health Dorset, Julian House and the Lantern Trust to deliver these programmes of work. This role will largely be based from home, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.
Your key tasks will be to provide a wide range of administrative and project related support functions to ensure projects are compliant and delivered in a timely manner. This will include; organisation of meetings, minute taking, development and maintenance of databases. You will also be required to assist with the development of reports and presentations required to demonstrate the effectiveness of projects, lessons learnt and elements which could help shape future service delivery. There will also be the opportunity for you to develop your project management skills via our partnership training schemes and in-house mentoring opportunities.
If you are highly organised and like to be busy then this job is for you. If you are someone with an interest in the field of project management then this will be an excellent opportunity to develop your skills.
At the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the whole of the Housing Service is working from home so you also need to be comfortable working independently. You will work closely with the Project and Policy officer who will offer you support to work from home. You will also be part of regular virtual meetings. As restrictions ease you may need to attend the office on occasion. You would be based in Dorchester but may need to travel to any of the Council offices.
Essential skills and attributes include, but are not limited to the following (Full list of criteria can be found in the person specification):
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This post is a fixed term position, until 31st March 2022.
An internal secondment opportunity will be considered from applicants who have agreement from their Line Manager to their release on secondment before applying for the post.