IT Project Support Officer (FTC)
Technical | Marlow
IT PMO Manager
Competitive plus benefits
Softcat is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions businesses. Thanks to the success and growth of our services, we offer an increasingly broad range of tech careers. There could be a bright future for you if you’re interested in software, networking, analytics or cyber security.
Success. The Softcat way.
Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.
About the Role
As the IT Project Support Officer, you’ll be working in the IT Programme Team supporting a number of business-critical IT transformation projects, as well as our business as usual programme. In this varied role, you’ll be involved with multiple aspects, including Programme Reporting, Risk Management as well as helping with the day to day running of key projects, many of which involve external as well as internal teams.
Primarily, you will assist the IT PMO Manager with the day to day running of key projects, e.g. facilitating meetings, following up on actions, capturing minutes and risks. This will also entail tracking and monitoring progress against the project and programme plan; as well as identifying issues. You will be supporting the establishment and management of appropriate governance arrangements, including maintenance of key documentation (business case, project status reports, project plan, etc.); ensuring that projects are being delivered within the current governance framework. Your remit will see you manage the IT Programme Data by working with the team to ensure critical data is well maintained (e.g. time reporting, task completion and effort and cost estimates); managing the schedule and resource dependencies and any conflict between initiatives. Along with running the IT Programme Risk Register, the role will see you pull together IT Programme Presentations and Project Status Reporting for Executive review.
This role is a fixed-term contract for 6-9 months, and can either be full-time or part-time commitment. If part-time, it could be either be a weekly pattern of three days full-time, or five days part-time (equating to 28 hours per week); in which case the salary would be pro-rata. And if full-time across a five day week, then it would paid as an annual salary.
What we need from you
- Demonstrable project administration experience of small-scale IT projects, within an IT programme function
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills – strong presentation skills to senior stakeholders
- Analytical mindset with a keen eye for detail
- Ability to work with data in MS Excel to an intermediate level, e.g. basic charts and pivot tables
- Some experience working with MS PowerPoint
- Prince 2 or Six Sigma would be useful, but aren’t pre-requisites
We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.
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