PA/ Project Support

Job Title: PA/ Project Support
Location: Gatwick
Category: Portfolio Delivery
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £30,000 and great benefits
Reference #: VN2368
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Job Description


Are you at the start of your career and passionate about project management? If you’re looking for a role that is going to give you career development, variety and exposure to all levels of management then we could have the role for you.

We'll give you the tools and experience within a safe environment to build a successful career within our Portfolio Delivery function either within project management, PMO, Business Change and more.

The Role

Day to day you'll be supporting the Portfolio Delivery Director with calendar management, travel arrangements as well as handling the inbox and dealing with emails accordingly. Within this part of the role you will gain a vast amount of exposure to senior management, creating presentations for Executive level and the possibility of chairing meetings which will be project dependent. As you become confident in the role and are ready for the next stage, we will give you the opportunity to run with some small projects giving you the opportunity to grow your project experience and knowledge.

You'll also work closely with Project Managers ensuring projects are progressing in line with our delivery framework whilst tracking and recording risks, issues and dependencies. Some of the key tasks you'll be responsible for are:

- Communicating key messages to help handle and mitigate risk across the portfolio.

- Help ensure appropriate governance practices are being followed.

- Ensure that project and programme standards are regularly communicated and operated.

- Help to maintain all centrally held PMO documentation (such as trackers and logs), ensuring these are accurate, up to date and communicated as appropriate.

- Assist in the reporting of key Management Information including assisting the development of reporting documents for a number of audiences, including Leadership Team and Executive Committee.

- Track key actions and decisions and communication of these with all affected.

About You

Ideally you'll have worked as a PA within a project environment and be keen to progress your career within this area. You'll need to be very organised and be able to work at a fast pace whilst using your initiative in dealing with queries.

If you already have an understanding of project methodologies and delivery methods such as Prince 2, PMP, agile, incremental this will be hugely helpful for you.

Additional Information

The role is based in Gatwick but there will be occasional travel needed to our London office, especially in the first six months, depending on projects.

First stage interview: Telephone interviews 31st January 2019

Second stage interview: Face to face interview 6th February 2019

Closing Date: 25th January 2019

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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