Graduate Project Officer (Pupil Place Planning)

Graduate Project Officer (Pupil Place Planning)

Salary: £16,781 – £17,772 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ

Full Time (37 hrs/wk), Fixed Term for 18 months – Graduate Opportunity

As part of the City Council’s drive to provide graduates with more opportunities to experience work and develop career paths we are pleased to offer an exciting and challenging Graduate Project Officer role within the Children’s Transformation Team to support Education Sufficiency.

Working with senior and front line staff to achieve project aims, you will support the development of pupil place planning methodology using statistical analysis and a variety of data manipulation. You will assist the team through developing analyses and data reports from systems that support pupil place planning, providing project support through research, report development and communication.

You will gain experience of working in an Education and Children’s Services environment, with a range of stakeholders. You will experience working with data, statistical analysis and performance information to inform decision making and planning, together with opportunities to develop strategic thinking.

The Education and Children’s department aims to improve outcomes for children to enable them to be safe, learn, achieve and grow. This role will provide you with the opportunity to experience working in Local Government under the Education and Children’s Services Transformation Plan and be part of the departments’ duty to be champion for children and ensure every child has a school place.

Requirements for the post include:

-Must have graduated in the last 18 months (or due to graduate this summer) with a 2:2 degree or above, preferably in a relevant subject (e.g. Statistics, Maths, Geography, Computing, ICT, or similar subject);

-Experience of and ability to produce professional reports and presentations;

-Proficient in standard Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

-Strong analytical, numerical and statistical skills;

-Demonstrate an interest in working within a project management and statistics environment;

-Good communication, interpersonal and networking skills;

-Organisational skills to prioritise and work across multiple tasks, able to manage time effectively and meet tight deadlines.


For an informal discussion please contact Liam Mahoney on 0116 454 1669.

Required to start as soon as possible.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 20 August 2017

Post Number: R5645/0717KP

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