Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,048
  • Based in Glasgow but travel required throughout Scotland
  • Closing 24th June 2019


  • Advertised from 6th June 2019
  • 35hrs/week. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Robertson Trust for an experienced Project Officer to:

  • Support and manage existing and new Partnership Projects. Monitor projects to ensure they perform as expected, achieve the required quality, and delivered within the budgets and timescales agreed. Support project delivery particularly around engaging with evaluation and learning activities.
  • Provide support and assist the Social Impact Manager with the overall planning and development of programmes.
  • Assist the Social Impact Manager in identifying and developing new programmes and undertaking policy and practice influencing activities.

Key responsibilities

Working within the Trust’s project management framework, support project delivery including:

  • Relationship management with all partners.
  • Ensure reporting is carried out on time to a high standard including monitoring of budgets and success criteria.
  • Provide support and guidance to the project team within funded projects, when required.
  • Attendance at Operational Groups and / or Programme Board Meetings.
  • Identify and manage risks through the development and monitoring of risk logs and contingency plans.
  • Liaison with external evaluators, as appropriate, whilst also supporting self-evaluation and other learning activities including the dissemination of the findings with support from the Learning Team.

Assist the Social Impact Manager to:

  • Develop new programmes of work within the Trust’s strategic themes for consideration for Partnership Awards.
  • Enable scaling up and/or mainstreaming of successful interventions and learning as appropriate.
  • Share learning from the evidence gained through our Awards and improve knowledge of Trust’s strategic themes through attendance at conferences, meetings, working groups etc., and represent the Trust at receptions and events, as required.

Person Specification

  • Relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above (equivalent to degree level)
  • Proven project management skillset
  • Ability to think creatively and to adopt a structured project management approach to the post and its demands
  • Ability to handle conflicting demands and to prioritise effectively
  • Experience of Third Sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication with a range of stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to collaborative projects
  • Ability to network, form positive partnerships and work in collaboration with others
  • Ability to work confidently using their own initiative and balance conflicting priorities, exercising discretion and sound judgement in promoting The Trust to the external world.
  • Ability to produce well-presented material using Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of at least one of the Social Impact areas (desirable)
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation methods (desirable)

Benefits

  • £33,048 (FTE)
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year (FTE)
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan

Application notes

Please apply by submitting a covering letter and CV to recruitment@therobertsontrust.org.uk

Closing date: 24th June 2019.