Six Month Fixed Term Contract
Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The council are currently migrating staff to the Microsoft 365 suite of products, including the use of Microsoft Teams for remote meetings.
In order to successfully rollout these new services we are seeking an enthusiastic individual who has good organisational and communication skills who will act as the project champion and arrange the transition with users as well as ensure they have access to the training and guidance materials they need.
Main responsibilitiesUndertake a range of tasks including:
Liaise with departments, sections and teams on the timing of their migration to M365
liaison with the IT Services Technical team in order to ensure the smooth transition to M365
Provide training and guidance to newly migrated users of M365
Communicate with all stakeholders on current project progress
Ensure the project plan is kept up-to-date and accurate
Ensure that all system documentation is kept up to date
Be the “champion“ for the M365 project in the council.
Essential qualifications/experience- Good communication skills
Ability to familiarise quickly with new software applications
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (including 365).
Good knowledge of project management methods
Good secondary education
Involvement on a previous major project
Training of staff on new processes / procedures
Desirable qualifications/experience- A project management qualification
In return we offer you:
Holiday entitlementA generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
TrainingIn-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance ProgrammeThe Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,
whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.
PensionsA very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the website.
Occupational healthAn on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Darren Everden on 01474 337332.
Important Information-Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment StatementGravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.