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Project Planner

Cabinet Office
UK, Central London
from £300 per day
Contract, 4 month, Full time
Industry: Government
Discipline: Public Sector,Project Planner


One of the highest priorities for the Civil Service is improving commercial capability across Government, a priority being driven by the Government Commercial Function (GCF).

As part of the work of the GCF, the Commercial Capability Programme has established a Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) that will recruit, retain, develop and grow senior commercial talent, helping to drive commercial best practice and improved commercial outcomes. The GCO employs senior commercial staff across all Government Departments (known as GCO Specialists). It currently employs more than 200 GCO Specialists and is growing. They are now expanding the population of the GCO to include another 400-500 senior commercial staff from central government departments.

This role will support the Project Lead in the design and implementation of this exciting transformation project, co-ordinating and driving the overall strategy and the deliverables of individual work streams.

Key activities will include:

- Driving activity within each sprint as the project progresses and assisting with preparation for each gateway review

- Governance preparation for monthly Boards, including drafting submissions, driving actions and issuing updates

- Stakeholder engagement, including the Commercial Directors of each department and staff in scope for transition

- Liaising with the PMO ensuring that documentation is accurate and up-to-date e.g. risks log, project plan

- Management & maintenance of action log, driving & monitoring progress against these across all areas of the project

- General project support as required e.g. organising meetings, minute-taking

- Production of material to support project as required (eg, slide decks, FAQs, etc)


CV Submission Deadline: 15/01/2018 @ 10:15.

CTC - Counter Terrorism Check.

Previous experience of project support in a fast-paced environment

Experience of managing a range of diverse stakeholders

Excellent organisational skills

Good IT skills (experience of working with Google Suite desirable - e.g. Google Drive, Docs, etc.)

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