Grade: Apprentice £20,367
Contract Type: 2yr fixed term
Location: Dockside, Newham
Newham is a vibrant, diverse and aspirational place, one of the youngest boroughs in London.
We have set a radical new vision to increase the wealth of the local community, creating a future where Newham is recognised as a place of health, wellbeing and happiness. To deliver our vision, we are changing how we work.
You’ll be joining at a critical time for Newham, gaining the opportunity to shape how the organisation approaches change; helping us to work in a more agile and people focussed way.
The team is focussed on building an innovative and cutting-edge service; that tackles substantial challenges collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
About the Role
We are currently looking for two Project Apprentices to support the delivery of exciting transformational projects for our residents.
You will be working on projects within one of the following departments.
- Brighter Futures: Our strategic priority to make Newham the best place for children and young people to thrive.
- Change & Insight: Supporting a range of projects to improve outcomes for residents.
We are looking for Project Apprentices to support transformational projects that put people at the heart of everything we do. We are keen to hear from people with interest in developing relevant knowledge, skills and experience in project management, in line with the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship standard.
Ultimately the roles take responsibility for directly supporting projects, working closely with our Project Managers, Programme Managers and Assistant Directors of Improvement and Change; as well as drawing on resources from a wide-range of multi-disciplinary teams. Our projects are centred on delivering better outcomes to Newham’s residents and working to ensure the financial sustainability of the council through increasing income and delivering savings.
You will have an interest in project management and service design approaches that put people at the heart of how we design, create and redesign services.
We are looking for team members who are:
- Great self-starters and highly motivated
- Collaborative, working well all types of people
- An awareness of project management
- An interest in local government and the public sector
- Strong communicators
- Quick to digest and understand complex information
- Focussed on delivering real outcomes to Newham’s residents
- Keen to listen to and understand diverse voices and perspectives
- Committed to working in a respectful and tolerant way
What you will get from working with us
- Dedicated support from our growing network of project managers.
- Opportunity to work on cutting edge projects in local government.
- Development opportunities in project management, programme management, service design and business analysis.
- A recognised Level 4 qualification within the Associate Project Manager standard.
For more information about the skills we are looking for, click here to view the Job Description & Person Specification. If you would like an informal conversation about the role(s) please contact Ryan Brock on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date 10.10.21
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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