Temporary Project Manager – Welfare

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Temporary Project Manager - Welfare
Contract / Temporary

Portsmouth 5212243

Posted: 3rd August 2022 16:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £19.98 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Gosport,

    PO12 1EB

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Project Manager - Welfare

Reference no:  Portsmouth 5212243

A Basic DBS is required for this role.

A Project Manager is required for the overall implementation of welfare initiatives including policy preparation and financial forecasting which will provide financial assistance and advice to service users and residents.

You will be a key player in the delivery of the programme of welfare initiatives. This will include the provision of information for the formulation and implementation of policy and procedures and the specification and development of relevant IT requirements and processes.

The role requires working in partnership with other council services and partners to develop and deliver targeted programmes of welfare support, such as the Household Support Fund and Energy Support grants.

You will be experienced in the creation and co-ordination of similar projects/initiatives and be passionate about supporting people.

As a Project Manager, you will have the ability to relate to a generic, vulnerable client base, from a wide variety of backgrounds.

One of the great things about this role is that you have a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.

You will initially be working in a busy office environment, however there is flexibility and home working could be available.


Key responsibilities:

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


  • Educated to Degree level or have exceptional work experience
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation
  • A proven track record in project delivery
  • Knowledge and experience of project management including finance & administration
  • Experience of working with the public, the community and businesses
  • Understanding of economic development issues
  • Competent knowledge of Microsoft packages Word, Access and Excel
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral
  • Experience in managing a Team
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • Confidence and ability to work independently
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and the ability to be a Team Player
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and experience in policy creation
  • Excellent literacy & numeracy skills
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels
  • Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality and equal opportunities
  • A willingness to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the service


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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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Temporary Project Manager - Welfare
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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