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Graduate Project Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS10528
  • Closing date: 28th July 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £24,785 - £26,148
Corporate Office Based


We are looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Project Officer to support the delivery of projects in Technology Services.


On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of 14 days from 12th July to 26th July.  If no applications are received from suitable internal candidates during this period, the position will be re-advertised and external candidates will be welcome to submit their application for consideration.

About Us

This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to get experience of working in a busy environment and to work with Project Managers and Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) to capture customer requirements, carry out project administration and support activities including production of performance data.

About the role

You will be responsible for:  Providing support, information, advice and expertise across the Service on various projects. Managing elements of some projects as directed by the project manager.

Managing some smaller projects, under supervision  Ensuring work is carried out to agreed timescales and budget.

About you

The suitable candidate will be:  Able to work to deadlines and be flexible in their approach to work. Organised and able to coordinate and work to deadlines set. Excellent with communication and presentation skills Educated to degree level or equivalent

Other Information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

Encapsulating our Corporate and Shared Services - including HR & Organisational Development, Finance and Technology Services - you’ll change how we deliver Council services throughout our communities, making sure that all needs are championed and that we exceed our promises. Delivering a wide range of professional services, we are customer-focused and entrepreneurial with big ambitions. As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, more than £6m of our revenue comes from external clients. We have a strategy to grow this even further and are looking for exceptional individuals to help us achieve it.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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