Apprentice Assistant Project Manager

Job Description

Apprentice Assistant Project Manager

Date: 17 Jul 2023
Job Location: Gloucester

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title: Apprentice Assistant Project Manager
  • Job Location: Shire Hall, Block 5, 5th Floor
  • Salary: £26,327 - £29,038 per annum
  • Hours per Week: 37.00
  • Contract Type: Apprentice
  • Duration: Two years
  • Closing Date: 14/08/2023
  • Job Requisition Number: 6916
  • This post is not open to job share

About The Team & Role

Come and work for a worthwhile organisation, joining our award-winning Highways Team, responsible for varied portfolios of over £250 million including exciting projects such as the upgrade of M5 Junction 10, the County Councils 26 mile cycle spine and major geotechnical and structures schemes.

The Highways team play a vital role to ensure roads remain safe, are upgraded to encourage cycle and walking and are improved to reflect changing traffic patterns, development and aging assets.

You will make a difference as an Apprentice Assistant Project Manager in our Major Projects Team supporting on the development, planning and delivery of some of the most ambitious schemes the County has ever delivered. Leading the way in revitalising and delivering transport and infrastructure schemes around known and planned housing growth, working in partnership with central government, external agencies and district councils.

This post requires Level 3 or equivalent qualifications (A-Level, Diploma, BTEC). The Apprenticeship will include a two year level 4 Project Management qualification supported by our training partner Learning Curve, the two year apprenticeship incorporates formal training alongside more informal on the job learning.

About You

We are looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and solid professional experience in achieving ambitious targets.

Relationship management will be fundamental and first class communication and negotiation skills, combined with commercial acumen. Whilst it may be beneficial to have local authority or civil engineering experience, you must also have the skills to work across varied disciplines such as legal, property, communications, or health, knowing your subject area well, so that you will be actively contributing from day one.

The work will be intense and fast paced; we will expect you to think on your feet and be ready to tackle challenges to grow the County’s vision.

About Us

For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

• Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for
  • employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alan Bullock via email at [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail.

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Assistant Project Manager Apprentice - Job Profile

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities. Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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