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160 Dundee Street, EH11 1DQ
£23,292 - £25,181 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Project Assistant (70/21)

Full Time, 35 Hours

Homeworking (Substantive Location TBC)

£23,292 - £25,181 per annum


Blackwood are on the lookout for a full-time Project Assistant to join our Customer Service Team. Our Project Assistant will support our Director of Customer Service by:

o  Providing essential support to projects to achieve project success

o  Provide administration for projects that develop new services or improve or enhance our housing and care services.

o  To Lead the co-ordination and administration of tender submissions with the support and guidance of operational & corporate teams.

This role will work closely with the Director of Customer Service and the wider team which will require effective diary management, provision of reports, action plans, data or papers for project meetings. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to update minutes and records and allocate actions from project meetings. Assist the Project manager to identify and highlight problems or risks that could affect the progress of the project. Manage the project plan and action plan, monitor deadlines and report any potential delays.

The Project Assistant will support the Heads of Customer Service and Director of Customer Service in tendering for new and existing care services and to compile reports for the Executive Management Team to enable tender agreement. Assistance will be required for tender submissions for new extended services. The Project Assistant will also maintain a knowledge bank with regard to competitors.

About you

You will possess good skills and confidence in engaging with people at different levels. If invited to interview, you will be able to demonstrate your passion for providing a first-class project support service and help us to drive high customer satisfaction.

We are not asking for an IT expert, but you will have some existing skills on using IT systems and Microsoft packages, and be able to learn new systems quickly.

Our employee benefits

o  Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

o  34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

o  Access to Health and Wellbeing resources such as 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and in-house Mental Health First Aiders

o  Opportunity to participate in internal support networks such as employee engagement, wellbeing and digital forums

o  Company pension scheme and other benefits such as Death in Service

o  EE Perks package – 20% off selected EE products for Blackwood employees and family & friends

Covid-19 measures

The wellbeing of our teams is paramount to us and we continue to support our teams by following all government guidelines and advice from health and regulatory bodies. We have designed specialised training to ensure our teams feel safe and confident which includes Covid-19 e-Learning module for all employees, PPE & Infection Control resources and Infection Control eLearning for all our people who work within our care services.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack available on the careers page of our website. Blackwood are committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the post. 

Interviews are likely to take place online due to current social distancing guidelines; arrangements will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates.

Note to interested applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications – 27th September 2021, 9am

Interviews are expected to take place – 5th October 2021