Programme Support Officer - Maternity Cover( FTC)

Please note this is a fixed-term contract for up to 12 months as a maternity cover. 

Do you have an eye for the detail and are you passionate about providing excellent coordination and administration support?

Do you have experience of accurately completing and submitting project documentation including project briefs within agreed timescales?

Who we are

Midlands Connect is the Sub-national Transport Body (STB) for the Midlands. We research, develop and recommend major transport projects which provide the biggest possible economic, social and environmental benefits for the Midlands and the rest of the UK. These initiatives will create more capacity for people, businesses and freight on the Midlands’ roads and railways. 

As the transport partner of the Midlands Engine, Midlands Connect works with Local Authorities, LEPs and Chambers of Commerce, as well as HS2 Ltd, the DfT, Highways England, Network Rail and the Midlands’ two international airports, to ensure national transport projects benefit the Midlands and Midlands projects benefit the nation. 

Who we need

We are looking for a proactive candidate, acting in a supporting role  to provide outstanding administrative support to the Midlands Connect team and its partners.  

Working within the Governance and Programme Management Team, you will undertake important tasks including documentation management, financial administration and support to a wider a multi-disciplinary team.    

This role will support the Midlands Connect Governance and Programme Management Team which is responsible for planning, overseeing and implementing effective governance and implementation of financial systems. An important element of this role is working closely with the finance team of our accountable body (West Midlands Combined Authority). Your responsibilities will include raising requisitions, monitoring purchase orders and general invoice management as well as assisting with tasks such as arranging meetings, diary management and monitoring the business email inbox.

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the Midlands Connect team to return to our usual place of work at Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham. Although Midlands Connect is based in Birmingham, the way we have all worked remotely over the past few months has shown us how we can make that work. We are therefore open to discussions regarding the balance between working from home and out of the office when we do return.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time. We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date. 

Closing Date: 6 September 2020 
Interview/Assessment Date: w/c 14 September 2020

We would also welcome interest from internal employees looking for a secondment opportunity.

Please note: We ask that Internal employees make their manager aware of their interest ahead of applying for this opportunity.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Midlands Connect, Baskerville House
2 Centenary Square
Birmingham, B1 2ND
Phone: +44 (0) 121 202 5033

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