Project Support Officer

Business Support, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)
Near M4 Junction 12
TVP Broad Band 3G
Circa £27,953 per annum. Progression based on performance
Full Time

With a mission to protect and safeguard local communities from serious and organised crime, the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is a Police unit responsible for delivering specialist and niche capabilities to Thames Valley Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Surrey Police and Sussex Police. We are recruiting for a Project Support Officer to join our growing team.

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised Project Support Officer to assist the Business Change Programme Manager in delivering change and improvements in capability for the unit.

Proactively supporting the administrative functions of the programme, the Project Support Officer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Programme Manager in the production, coordination, presentation and submission of management information and reports;
  • Scheduling and organising project and programme meetings, preparing and distributing agendas and associated documents, recording minutes and maintaining action logs, proactively engaging with stakeholders prior to, during and after meetings;
  • Helping maintain project and programme risks and issues registers. Contributing to the identification of risks and issues, and developing response recommendations;
  • Working closely with stakeholders to ensure efficient and timely information sharing, communication and awareness of programme aims and requirements.

The role requires exceptional organisation, problem-solving and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills and skills in building and maintaining good, effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders are a must. The successful applicant will be a team-focused professional with recent, relevant practical experience working in a project-related environment.

SEROCU is committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to an enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

For further information please email or telephone quoting Job Reference 17414

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Wednesday 25 November 2020

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.