Project Officer - Gateway & Welfare Contracts & Commissioning

Project Officer - Gateway & Welfare Contracts & Commissioning - London Borough of Croydon

Job title: Project Officer - Gateway & Welfare Contracts & Commissioning - London Borough of Croydon

Salary: £400 per week

Location: Croydon

Term: 6 months starting ASAP

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Deadline: Advertising from the 15th July 2019 and will be shortlisting immediately with the hope of interviewing candidates from

To Apply: University of London will be handling all applications for this vacancy so any candidates that apply to Croydon directly will not be considered in the recruitment process

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a six month Graduate Internship, working as a Project Officer in the Gateway Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Services Team in Croydon Council. Gateway Services prevents crisis and supports individuals and families to achieve financial and housing stability. The opportunity is to support delivery of rough sleeping initiatives and commissioning of single homelessness services. The service has attracted over £1m in grant funding over the last year and we are implementing new and innovative services.

Before you apply, please check that you are willing to travel to the London Borough of Croydon.

The Council

Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London's most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.

We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team. This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents. This role focusses on improvements in services which support residents, working across homelessness, housing, immigration, public health, and children and adults social care.

The Role

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain an unrivalled insight into a career in project management in a large organisation.

The council has commissioned a significant number of partners to delivery services across Croydon, and are looking for creative solutions to address rough sleeping, such as the creation of an all year shelter. We are looking to recruit a professional, enthusiastic and hardworking Project Officer to support this work.

The roles have no limits on the level of involvement and ownership the successful candidate would be able to achieve, so would suit people with commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility, ability to learn quickly and with an abundance of talent. You will be working alongside the Gateway & Welfare Contract & Commissioning Manager and our delivery partners, providing an excellent opportunity to develop business change skills for the public sector. The role will involve tasks such as:

  • Providing project oversight, creating and monitoring timelines
  • Researching best practice, drafting recommendations and business plans
  • Collating and reporting on data to central government
  • Leading small project groups to implement actions within the project plan
  • Liaison with internal and external partners

The Candidate

The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a strong project skills. Work experience in projects or partnership working is desirable.

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree
  • Ideally experienced with MS package
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • An ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
  • Ability to work and deliver within a project structure.
  • Time management and prioritisation skills are highly important along with a strong attention to detail.
  • An understanding of project management is desirable.


£400 per week

Required skills

  • Project Management
  • Public Sector
  • Project
  • Project support

Application question

Are you willing to commute to Croydon ?

Reference: 38460258

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