Project Officer

Vauxhall, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job description

Want to use your skills in project coordination and planning to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere? 

Join WaterAid as a Project Officer to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation. 

As our Project Officer you will support the WaterAid UK office to move from our current office in Vauxhall to a new office space within zones 1-2 of London (location to be confirmed shortly). The 'new office' project aims to deliver a new agile and creative workspace to enable all WaterAiders to be their best self. We have 12 months to transition 320 staff in Vauxhall across to the new office location and ensure that we maintain staff engagement, design our new workspace in the right way and ensure that moving logistics are well managed. 

The Project Officer is integral to the project, co-ordinating and supporting the smooth running and delivery of the new office for WaterAid. The role will support on all elements of project co-ordination and administration from project/meeting logistics and action tracking, through to supporting internal communications and staff engagement. The role will work across the project team as well as with wider stakeholders internally and externally to ensure that the project is successfully delivered. You will be part of the UK People and Organisational Development Team.

The role is fixed term for 9-12 months. We are open to flexibility in this role and would be happy to discuss working hours between 25-35 hours per week as well as which days would work for the individual and project.

In this role, you will be responsible for all project coordination and administration through the lifecyle of the project, supporting WaterAid to move to a new office in the summer of 2020. This will include:

  • Coordinating all project and steering committee meetings as well as project workshops, staff townhalls and webinars. 
  • Record and circulate all actions from project meetings and work with the Project Manager to support the delivery of tasks and flagging as appropriate where they are not completed. 
  • Coordinating the staff champion group who will act as a mechanism for feedback and communication during the project - this will involve organising meetings, support in facilitating meetings, communicating via email and ensuring that they feel connected and able to feedback effectively. 
  • Developing content for internal communications, e.g. presentations, emails, monthly sway newsletters, for review and approval. 

To be successful, you'll need:

To be educated to A level standard or equivalent Demonstrable skills in general and project administration To be motivated to regularly undertake routine administrative tasks, and when required embrace more technical and research work Excellent organisational skills and thrives on working under pressure with competing priorities Excellent English writing, editing and communications skills 

Visit the WaterAid careers page for a full job pack.

Other Information

WaterAid benefits include: 

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave 
  • A generous pension plan with an employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter. 

Salary: circa £28,000 with excellent benefits

Applications will close one minute before midnight on 29 July 2019. Availability for interview is required w/c 5 August 2019.

WaterAid is currently located at Durham Street, Vauxhall. However, we will be leaving our current location in the summer of 2020. The new location is to be confirmed but will be within zone 1-2 in London. The recruiting line manager will discuss this with you at the interview stage. 

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact in WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained. 

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at