Apprentice Project Support Officer

Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH


Apprentice Project Support Officer

LOCATION: Service Development Department, Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH

POSITION AND GRADE: Grade 1, SCP 3, £18,562 per annum

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, flexitime working arrangements.

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, 24 May 2021

An opportunity has arisen to appoint an Apprentice Project Support Officer within our Service Development Department. The post holder will study towards achieving a Level 4 qualification as an Associate Project Manager. This apprenticeship agreement, lasting 24 months, covers all project management disciplines. Within the workplace, the post holder will support project development and delivery through tasks such as: arranging and facilitating project meetings, project co-ordination, capturing and assessing project risks, assisting project managers with project documentation, and developing project plans and schedules. These duties will assist in the development of the under-pinning knowledge required to demonstrate competency against the apprenticeship occupational standard.

The post holder will work within the Corporate Programme and Planning Team and will undertake a wide variety of programme and project management related tasks as part of a team within the wider Service Development Department.

It is essential that the applicant is educated to ’A’ level standard (96 UCAS points = CCC at A Level) and has 5 GCSE passes at Grade A-C including Maths and English or equivalent. It is also essential that applicants have an ability to actively listen, take accurate notes and to also produce meticulous written work.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, 24 May 2021. We anticipate interviews to take place on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

Diversity matters at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – we want to attract the broadest range of people to work with us and the more diverse the workforce, the better able we are to serve our community. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief or age. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

This post has been advertised internally and externally.