Programme Officer

Addington, Kent
07 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Programme Officer,

Programme Team,

Kent, South London and East Sussex

Base Location – Addington, Kent

The programme team tracks spending, delivery and our performance in completing the programme of capital work to create new flood defences, repair and maintain these defences and our routine river maintenance. The team advises on the status of the programme, our risks and opportunities.

Working closely with other teams, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:

  • Tracking project spend
  • Scheduling project resources
  • Advising on the status of projects and the wider programme
  • Supplying information to national teams
  • Briefing communities

You will have first-class communications skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners as well as the general public. It’s advantageous to have a project/programme management and/or a customer-oriented background too. For the following roles you are required to have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Be skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands
  • Be able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver success
  • Be an intelligent problem solver too, with a methodical work approach
  • Advanced data management skills (e.g. MS Excel)
  • Have an engineering or science background and, ideally, a relevant degree (or equivalent) or professional qualification

Please don’t be put off applying if you don’t have a degree - experience in the flood risk sector is much more important to us.

There are opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.

We offer fantastic benefits for our employees including for this role an annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays.

We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife.

We also offer up to 12.5% pension contributions and an employer contribution of 18.5% which is an incredibly generous scheme.

The starting salary for this role is £26,869.

For further information and to apply for the role please click the apply button.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.