Project & Policy Office

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£23,679.45 - £25,288.38 Per Year, + Benefits
06 Nov 2019 13:41
06 Dec 2019 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
HR / Training
Contract Type
Flexible / Job Share
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Project & Policy Office

Project and Policy Officer 

Suffolk Academies Trust, West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds 

Permanent – 37 hours per week 

SALARY - £23,679.45 - £25,288.38 depending in on experience 

Are you looking for a new challenge?  

This is a new role within Suffolk Academies Trust, that will provide administrative, technical and project management support to the Group HR Director (HRD) in managing the overall ‘Shared Services’ project for Eastern Colleges Group. In addition, coordinate the policy and procedure library for West Suffolk College and Suffolk Academies Trust. 

Role Responsibilities 

  • Regularly meet with Group HRD and Key Stakeholders / Service Leads to review project progress and arrange meetings with Project Team / Key Stakeholder/Service Leads, when required. 


  • Provide full KPI reporting and data / updates in relation to the Shared Services project, including risks, issues, key milestones and actions. 


  • Responsible for maintaining project documentation which track project progress and filing project documents appropriately. Ensure that all documentation is accurate and has been signed off by the Group HRD. 


  • Identify any potential risks or issues that could impact the progression of the project and escalate these appropriately and in a timely manner. Ability to source or identify solutions is also key. 


  • Monitoring deadlines for each task, regularly ensuring check-ins with Key Stakeholders/Service Leads and report any potential delays to the Group HRD. 


  • Coordinate the policies and procedures library creating a review schedule to endure compliance. 


Required qualifications, skills and experience 

  • GSCE English and Maths or equivalent 

  • MS applications (Visio, excel, PowerPoint, word) 

  • Ability to analysis and report information 

  • Writing and implementing project plans 

  • Working with policies and procedures 

  • Report writing 

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to maintain an enthusiastic approach to work 

  • Ability to lead project teams 

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines 


Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process. 



For more information please contact  


Please send a completed application form to , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Closing Date: 20th November 2019

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. 


The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 


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