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PMO Support Officer

The Open University
South East England
Up to £14.51 per hour
Closing date
16 May 2022

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Our client, is a public distance learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

They are looking to recruit an experienced temporary PMO Support Officer to join their CIO Portfolio team. This role is to start ASAP until 31st July, working 37hrs a week and paying between £14.51ph, equating to £27,924pa depending on experience. This role is working from home and equipment will be supplied.

This is an exciting role providing administration and Programme Management Office (PMO) support to the Apprenticeship Change Programme. The post holder will gather information, arrange and co-ordinate meetings and events, prepare correspondence and reports as required, ensure that efficient and effective administrative systems are set up, maintained and reviewed to meet the needs of the programme.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working in a busy project/programme/portfolio team handling multiple projects
  • Awareness of project methodologies, practices and approaches and understanding of the projects life cycle
  • Confident in use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and MS Teams
  • Knowledge of supporting resource tracking and scheduling
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining good and effective relationships with internal colleagues at all levels and external business partners
  • Experience of coordinating and delivering on multiple tasks, communicating with all levels of staff within multiple units
  • Able to prioritise workload, manage own time effectively, work well under pressure and response to change in a flexible and positive manner

The client promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If this is the ideal role for you, please apply online or call Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715 to discuss further


TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

How would you like to help someone change their life?

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK's largest university. Nearly three quarters (72%) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.

All of our roles play a key part in our students' journey. The Open University helps anyone in the UK better themselves, whatever their age, background or circumstances. Dip into our series of Open Diaries and discover what it's like for our students to take that life-changing step that you could be a part of.



Jo Priddey
I started working with the OU as temporary staff through Manpower during the pandemic. I thought the initial training was fantastic and felt well prepared to start working. When I was offered a permanent position it was great that the OU took my personal needs into consideration so that I am able to complete my degree and work 4 days a week.

Charles White
The recruitment process was smooth from start to finish. As an applicant, it was useful to have the selection process made clear to you from the outset. Communication from Manpower was, and remains, good. Excellent candidate care continues to be provided, they are both responsive and proactive.

So far the Open University has been the best job I have ever had, a very relaxed environment, everyone open to helping one another, no pressure and all trainers prioritise the quality of calls rather than the quantity.

Sarah George
Whilst working at the Open University, the support I have received has been outstanding; from colleagues at advisor level, to the senior management team, there is not a question or query that has not been resolved without a swift and appropriate response.

Thecla Chakunte
Working with the Open University has opened me to a lot. There are a lot of trainings to improve your skills and open you to other possibilities. There is room for growth. A lot of it. And did you know you can study for FREE as permanent staff? Wow! There are other juicy perks too.

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