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Project Support Officer – Post 16 Education and Skills

Barnet, London
Up to £75 per day
Education, Education and Training
  1. Key accountabilities:
  • Support the Programme Manager with the delivery of events to launch and showcase projects as well as events that form part of the learning experience for young people.
  • Support the Programme Manager with coordination and administration to deliver our evolving provision (digital and physical), ensuring it is delivered to the highest quality.
  • Support, organise and facilitate young people to achieve accreditation and employment-based qualification where necessary.
  • Schedule and coordinate activity across project work-streams
  • Support the Programme Manager with Work Experience Administration
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders including delivery partners.
  • Support the Programme Manager with monitoring and evaluation of our work as required, including data input.
  • Support the Programme Manager to produce reports and presentations as required.
  • Support the Programme Manager with the development of marketing and communications materials.
  • Support the Programme Manager to provide opportunities for politicians to engage with the projects.

Other area of responsibilities

  • Ensure children and young people play a strong leadership role across the work.
  • Keep up to date on new developments and trends within the sector.
  • Carry out administrative duties including minute taking, arranging travel, and booking venues.
  • Build relationships with aligned organisations; identifying opportunities to work in partnership where approach. Represent BELS, when necessary, at external events
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation, contributing to the effectiveness of meetings, the sharing of knowledge and experience.
  • Able to take personal accountability for key work areas and understand individual accountabilities within work areas bringing back to inform planning and decision making.
  • Able to identify cause, effect relationships, and take a solution focussed approach.

. Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure BELS Health and Safety and Safeguarding and any other appropriate policies are adhered to where necessary.
  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and for that of others who might be affected by their own work, as required by law, and described in the relevant operating procedures and policies.
  1. Flexibility

In order to deliver the service effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post-holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties, however, will fall within the scope of the post, at the appropriate grade.

  1. 5. Commitment to Equality

To deliver Barnet with commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services Barnet delivers and to ensure services provided for young people are accessible to all members of the community and reflect Barnet’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Person Specification:

Demonstrate significant expertise in facilitation and support to young people who are NEET.

Experience planning, delivering, and hosting events.

Experience coordinating activity on projects.

Significant knowledge of youth work, youth employment and employer engagement

Knowledge of effective learning approaches for young people and adults.

Understanding and empathy of the current issues facing young people

Good understanding of boundaries and confidentiality

Knowledge of accreditation and qualifications frameworks

Good IT skills and willingness to learn and use IYSS database.

Behavioural Competencies



Administration Skills

The ability to communicate effectively in writing, providing reports and briefings.

The ability to create and maintain efficient, effective, and secure records and filing systems, both manual and electronic

Time management

Able to demonstrate excellent and high level of organisational and time management skills.

Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise and meet conflicting deadlines.


Ability to work effectively as part of a team to deliver effective service.

Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in a team setting.

Proven ability to work well within a team and a professional approach to fostering strong external contacts.

Inclusive, collaborative, and approachable

Influencing & negotiation

Good verbal and written English

Striving for excellence

Able to receive and act on feedback and be willing to give feedback in a constructive way.

Management & Performance

Ability to research, analyse and interpret data, research skills and ability to summarise key facts from research documents.

Able to contribute to the effective delivery of equality of opportunity in both service delivery and employment.

Communication skills

Can demonstrate the effective use of written and verbal communication skills to provide a high-quality service to customers.


Cross Barnet working

Understands the key functions of Barnet Council and the broad roles of service areas.

Recognises the advantages of working with others across the councilBuilds strong working relationships and seeks out views of people outside of their team.

External partnership working

Readily and effectively works with representatives of partner organisations

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