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Project Officer

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Contract Type:
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Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/07/2019 23:59
£32,878 - £36,876 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
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Employment Location:
YHN House, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Closing date:
15 Jul

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At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role:
As Project Officer you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of key projects that support YHN’s ambitious vision, to be ‘First for Housing’.

You will work collaboratively with managers across the organisation managing projects from initiation to closure, ensuring that processes are in place to monitor risk, budgets, project milestones, and measures of success, escalating deviance as and when necessary.

You will be the ‘critical friend’, analysing current practice, identifying areas of improvements, efficiencies and new innovative ways of working, no 2 days will be the same.

You will be responsible for designing a Project Management Framework that meets the needs of the business and developing a toolkit and training program to bring the framework to life.

Experience within the public sector and social housing is desirable but not essential, more important is the ability to identify improvements, influence change and implement solutions.

The Person:
You will be solution focused, working closely with the business you will have the confidence to challenge the status quo, whilst motivating and engaging colleagues and managers to deliver change projects and embed best practice.

You will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent analytical skills and the ability to adapt your approach to meet the needs of the project, managing competing deadlines will be an essential part of the role.

With a proven track record of leadership through example, building strong networks and partnerships to ensure change is successful will come naturally to you.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Karen Hedley on 0191 278 1543 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply for this job” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

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