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The Role:

As a digital council, we use technology to improve outcomes and the lives of the people we serve. The Programme Support Officer supports projects and programmes within Technology & Digital Service, providing support to planning and scheduling of projects and programmes.

The post holder will attend meetings, capture minutes and actions, and provide administrative support to the Technology and Digital Service leadership team, as required.

The post holder will work with a range of services, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to support projects delivered by the Technology & Digital Service, while managing your own smaller projects as well

The role is based within the Digital Inclusion & Change team but may work on projects in any area of Technology & Digital Service, and will work across the organisation on a range of projects. With the introduction of a new strategy, and recovery work following COVID-19, the role will be vital in our delivery of fast-paced digital change.

About Us

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse, and growing population.

At Southwark, we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals, and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice, and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About You

-You will be key in ensuring the quality and timeliness of project delivery across Technology & Digital Services.

-They will be required to manage projects of increasing scope and complexity as they progress within the role.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and motivated individuals with a strong interest in project management, and the willingness to work hard to improve their skills.

Additional Information:

-36 hours Monday – Friday, Full time
-This is a 24-month FTC position


Additional salary details

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits.

- You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members.

- You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough.

For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.


Recruitment timetable

Advert Closing Date - 06/10/2023

Interview date: 25/10/2023

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans

- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care

- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.