£25000 - £27000 per annum
Job description

Project Support Officer

Commonweal Housing


Part-Time (28 Hours)



Charity People is thrilled to be supporting Commonweal Housing to find their next Project Support Officer. The charity's mission: to fight social injustices with housing-based solutions; by supporting research and projects, to provide bespoke housing that enables partners to test and evaluate how housing can solve social injustices. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to build a career in communications and public affairs in the third sector.

We are seeking a self-starter, with excellent people and project management skills to provide essential support for the projects, Deputy CEO (DCEO) and Research & Evaluation Coordinator (REC) to ensure project success and development. You will gain invaluable experience in project development and management, as well as play an instrumental role in driving the fight against social injustices through housing-based solutions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain crucial project documents to track project progress whilst monitoring deadlines, reporting any delays to the project development team.
  • Liaising with our internal Comms team to work on project and research promotion and dissemination
  • Research background materials and information relevant to current and potential projects; prepare documents, reports and publications as directed by the DCEO and REC.
  • Develop and maintain networks and key contacts externally
  • Provide high quality administrative and project support to the DCEO and REC
  • Arrange, service and attend (including taking and producing minutes and venue/online arrangements) of all core meetings for the DCEO and REC- namely quarterly project operations, strategic and review meetings.
  • On occasion lead the project operations meetings, keeping and producing accurate records and feeding back to the project development team
  • Work with the organisation's Administration Officer to ensure that all property records (electronic and hard copy) are up to date and accurate and supporting in the liaison with project partners, local authorities, or others to update information accordingly.

Ideally, we are seeking an individual with project development experience in the charity section and has the ability to network - build successful working relationships with a diverse range of people at all levels. You will have strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, as well as well as effective research and analytical skills. You will also have experience of data or information research and working on multiple simultaneous projects and workstreams. The successful candidate will be a confident self-starter with a collaborative work style and can-do attitude. Having the ability to comprehend complex situations quickly and write clear and concise reports tailored as required to meet the needs of a range of different internal and external audiences is creative solutions as well as excellent IT skills is essential. Project management qualifications is desirable.

This position will be based initially in Waterloo, London SE1 with flexibility of home working. If you would like to apply for this role, please send you word CV in word format to Kate Headford ASAP! [email protected]

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Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: J22134
Tags: Project Management