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Project Officer

Human Resources
33,309 to 40,927 per year
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
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University of York campus
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Role Description


This is a key role within the Human Resources team. The post holder is based in the Programme’s Office within the HR (Learning and Development) team but works across all areas of Human Resources, managing and delivering work in several specific projects. The role reports to the Project Manager and produces various written documents and reports on behalf the HR Leadership Team and the department. The role also involves liaison across the department to report on project progress.


As Project Officer you will be responsible for the management of several, key HR projects – producing the agenda; action logs and undertaking particular pieces of work in projects to ensure progress is made. The role will develop and maintain relationships across the whole HR team to monitor the progress of all HR projects.  The Project Officer will produce key documents for the HR Sponsors and others in the HR department including written reports.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Develop and maintain agreed project plans defining criteria for control and management of the project
  • Manage project administration, including deadlines for bi-monthly project reporting and annual milestone refreshment
  • Take specific responsibility for the support and development of project ideas and, where appropriate, take ownership within the team
  • Identify potential issues and problems in project delivery, making recommendations to project leaders in how to address them
  • Determine and manage associated project risks
  • Report on project progress through agreed reporting lines; evaluate and disseminate project outcomes
  • Generate ideas for new project milestones, prepare project briefs/ plans and obtain the appropriate support
  • Act as a primary source of advice and contact for staff and externally where required on specific project work
  • Generate and maintain collaborative links with a wide range of individuals and/or organisations, both internally and externally

The candidate will need to demonstrate evidence of how they: lead projects; gather, analyse, interpret and report complex data/information; communicate effectively in verbal and written formats, including the use of a variety of digital tools; work collaboratively with others and identifies and implements continuous improvement.

Interview date: 18 July 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Alex Brierley (

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