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Trainee Social Value Project Officer

  • Location:
    Preston (PR5)
  • Salary:
    £20,000 + benefits
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    31 March 2019
Reporting Group:
  • PfP Placemaking

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Do you want to gain practical experience whilst working towards an industry recognised qualification? Do you want to do this with a leading local employer? If so, Places for People have an opportunity just for you. We are looking for a Trainee Social Value Project Officer to join our small Social Value team here in Preston.

What your role will be

Your role with us as a trainee will be to assist in gathering, recording and monitoring information for our social value dashboard to support the Group’s social value approach, this will include working with numerical data.  You will be asked to undertake ad-hoc research and information gathering tasks, you will have the opportunity attend meetings, take and distribute minutes and maintain diaries.   You will use business systems such as Business World to produce invoices and payment processes. 

Throughout your employment with us you will work towards completing either Business Administration Level 3 qualification or study Project Management at Level 4.  We will offer extensive support to ensure you have all the skills and relevant experience to do so. 

Your background

We are looking for an ambitious individual with good communication skills (written and verbal) who is confident with an ability to talk to colleagues in a professional manner. The most important quality we require is an openness and eagerness to learn new skills and the ability to multi- task when under pressure. You will have some experience working with a number of IT systems including Microsoft Word and Excel however, full training will be given to the successful applicant. 

What we offer you

You will be fully supported to achieve your qualification and you will complete your assignments within your contracted working hours. Alongside our basic salary and excellent working environment, we also reward our employees with numerous benefits and perks which include 24 day’s basic leave (plus 8 bank holidays & 3 concessionary days) and various discounts and benefits.

About us

We don’t just build houses, we create and manage places, and the places we create stand out. We offer housing for everyone, from affordable housing right through to outright commercial sales, and all designed to meet people’s needs and aspirations. We are not just about property, we provide a range of products and services that help make places work, from leisure services to financial products. 

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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Preston (PR5)
South Rings Business Park, 18 Craven Drive, Preston, Lancs, United Kingdom, PR5 6BZ
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