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Project Support Officer - PFI

Vacancy Details

Salary: £11,091 to £12,245
Location: Hamilton Education Building
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Administrative
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 11/01/2020
Date Posted: 10/13/2020
Reference: 0000032244



Band F

18 hours per week


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference


Project Support Officer

Part Time Position, Permanent Post


We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Support Officer to join the Wirral Schools' PFI Team. The role sits within the PFI function of Wirral Council and manages all aspects of the Wirral Schools' Private Finance Initiative Scheme on a day to day basis. The PFI Team ensures that the contractual requirements placed on all parties are met, by having a thorough understanding of the PFI Project Agreement and its various Deeds of Amendment. The work of the PFI Team supports the priority to 'Ensure Vulnerable children reach their full potential'. The successful candidate will provide effective and efficient administration, project and finance support to Private Finance Initiatives (PFI). Key responsibilities will include:


  • To support project leads in monitoring the project's financial aspects, liaising with finance as required including recharging, coding and payment of invoices/journal transfers.
  • To support managers and officers in responding to requests for reports and information up to Director level.
  • To provide organisational and business support to relevant boards, forums, groups, meetings and functions.
  • Be a point of contact within the service for stakeholders within and outside of the Council.
  • Issuing, monitoring and confirming orders in line with procurement guidelines.


We are looking for someone who has excellent customer service skills, has a thorough working knowledge and practical application of Microsoft Office and can manage financial systems/procedures such as, budget preparation, monitoring and control of accounts. Furthermore you will have administration experience including taking notes and minutes at meetings, prioritising work requests, diary management and working to deadlines. Above all you will be self-motivated, possess an enthusiastic and flexible attitude and have excellent communication skills.


Interviews are expected to commence in early November 2020. 



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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


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Contact Name: Mary Johns
Telephone: 0151 606 2032
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