Programme Officer

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We're looking for a Programme Officer to support projects across the organisation throughout the project life cycle, from developing project plans with teams to evaluating project delivery.

About the Role

At Acorns Children’s Hospice we offer specialist palliative care and support for children and their families across the West Midlands. We are there wherever and whenever they need us, in the hospice, community and at home. 

As Programme Officer you will:

  • Support the day-to-day operation of the Programme Management Office.
  • Monitor project performance against milestones
  • Prepare project documentation performance reports and briefings
  • Engage with a wide range of project stakeholders
  • Act as Project Lead on small projects

About You

You should have:

  • Experience of working in a project management environment and successfully delivering projects
  • Experience of following project processes

What We Offer

  • £26,000 to £34,000 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Employee discounts from leading retailers
  • Employee gym discount scheme
  • Bike-to-Work scheme
  • Generous contribution to group personal pension plan or continuation of current NHS pension scheme
  • NHS pension scheme life assurance or Acorns group life assurance scheme

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and therefore any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children and will be asked to provide two satisfactory references.

As a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting organisation, we are committed to ensuring that the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child is embedded into both culture and practice within the organisation. As an employee you will be a Duty Bearer for Children’s Rights and support all children to be Rights Holders.

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Find out about our culture, career development, benefits and more here: Why Work for Acorns?

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