Interim Programme Officer – IT Services

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Interim Programme Officer – IT Services
Southwark, London
Interim Position

GLA 0006 4BDC / 1

Posted: 28th July 2022 13:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.04 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 0LL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Programme Officer – IT Services

Reference no:  GLA 0006 4BDC / 1

Hybrid working - 3 days in office 2 days working from home

The purpose of the role is to provide project/programme management support for the development, commissioning, and onboarding activities for a variety of Skills and employability programmes including Skills Bootcamps, Adult Education Budget (AEB), European Social Funds (ESF).

This roll will be working across a couple of the strands but will mainly work on adult education which is the biggest programme. Working with programme managers to make sure they are understanding what’s on their accounts and they are tracking and monitoring their budgets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with managers to develop a robust grant commissioning process for new programmes.
  • Develop and maintain a robust Programme governance for the management of ESF 19-23 and AEB programme that ensures the successful delivery of the programme in alignment with the European guidelines and Mayoral approvals.
  • Work with senior delivery managers to monitor programme delivery, outputs, results and expenditure ensuring that risks and issues are properly recorded and mitigating controls are in place and reviewed regularly.
  • Produce high quality programme report and dashboard for several stakeholders including but not limited to the Assistant Director led Skills Programmes Board, Deputy Mayor for Skills, European Programme Management Unit, AEB Mayoral Board, ESIF Committee and externally for the Skills for Londoners Board and Skills for Londoners Partnership Board.
  • Work with the Senior Programmes Officers and the Programme Office Manager more widely on income claims processing ensuring appropriate income is received in a timely manner and the appropriate financial entries are raised with finance team.
  • Contribute to the provision of robust and timely programme tools, systems, templates and processes for Provider Managers including but not restricted to Monthly Progress Returns (MPRs), Participant Data Forms (PDFs), Payment Trigger Calculators (PTCs), new processes related to ESF programme management and providing training and support to use the tools.
  • Contribute to the completion of the Corporate quarterly Performance dashboard and the completion of the Skills Strategy monitoring dashboard.
  • Supervise Project Support Officers in a matrix environment in the completion of responsibilities, providing advice and guidance where needed.
  • Contribute to any other related additional programme and performance management assignments.
  • Realise the benefits of London’s diversity by promoting and enabling equality of opportunities, promoting the diverse needs and aspirations of London’s communities.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. A degree or professional qualification in portfolio, programme or project management or in management of project/Programme management office (PMO), Contract management, procurement or related subjects preferably to post graduate level.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience with excel skills and confident in picking and analysing data – quantitative and qualitative data.
  3. Confident and experience in programme/project finance.
  4. Demonstrable ability, experience and knowledge of project and programme management including the understanding of programme management office functions - project planning, financial and performance analysis and management, risk management, issue resolution, procurement and project/programme evaluation.
  5. High level knowledge and experience of in MS Excel, with the ability to develop reports and dashboards, maintain and analyse spreadsheets and databases.
  6. Experience of, or ability to acquire knowledge, in specialised software packages such as Power BI, SQL or SPSS is desirable.
  7. Well-developed IT skills, experience of using financial and claims management systems and processes, excellent report writing skills and a high level of numeracy.
  8. Experience of records management and an understanding of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how this influences data processing and data sharing.
  9. Experience of working with Adult Education Budget or ESF or Skills Bootcamps or any other related Skills and Employment programme is highly desirable.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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