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Project support administrator

Undisclosed Company
Bridgwater, Somerset
Up to £130.00 per day
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Location: HPC, Bridgwater, Somerset (full site attendance is required)
Rate of Pay: £130.00 per day
Holiday Entitlement: 36 days per year (including bank holidays)
Contact: Chelsey Lindsay,

Exciting Opportunity for a Project support officer

The Project Support officer will manage the effective and efficient provision of professional support services to the Programme Area and also to the wider programme or management team. The job holder is expected to act primarily on their own initiative ensuring the smooth operation of the office and effectively managing senior stakeholder requirements. The role may require additional administrative responsibilities.

Our client has an established UK-based New Nuclear Build team (NNB Genco) developing their interests in new nuclear in the UK. Their ambition is to construct and operate up to 4 new plants. Each plant will cost several billion pounds to construct and at the operating stage will employ several hundred people.

This role requires exceptional organisational and administration skills.

  • Confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Compliance with health, safety, environment and other statutory requirements relevant to this role
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of the organisation and externally
  • Ability to deal with difficult and varying enquiries
  • Day-to-day contacts include managers, peers and clients. Close liaison with Project Administrators and Personal Assistants will be essential.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide a professional, accurate and reliable administration support service to the department and extended business unit as required
  • Diary and itinerary management for the arrangement of meetings
  • Prepare meeting packs, co-ordinate the booking of rooms, arrange travel, accommodation, pool/hire vehicles and hospitality as required
  • Maintenance of data/records in order that information is readily available and easily accessible
  • To liaise closely with counterparts in other NNB locations and command centres to support effective interaction and collaboration
  • Record and produce minutes for key business meetings as necessary
  • Provide office services such as reprographics, binding etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information
  • Keep in touch with team members when they are out of the office and report issues/ take actions for response as appropriate
  • Respond to phone/email enquiries to/ from wide range of external parties etc
  • Prepare letters, documents, ensure reports are well presented
  • This opportunity is to support HPC Site or Bristol based Programme areas. The role will involve communication and liaison with both internal and external customers.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Good organisational skills (flexible/organised/methodical)
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills notably with various levels of the organisation and externally
  • The ability to work as an integral part of a team contributing to team success, communications and a positive working environment
  • Flexible approach with the ability to multi-task and work on own initiative
  • Previous team support experience
  • Discretion - confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Attention to detail with the ability to effectively manage tasks through to completion
  • General administrative knowledge producing professional work as well as ability to adapt to new and changing systems (and possibly creating systems)
  • Use of Outlook or similar diary/email application; Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Power Point

Key Competencies

Behavioural Competences

  • Attention to detail:
  • Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors.
  • Compares observations or finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies.
  • Relationship Building:
  • Builds rapport by listening to, discussing and negotiating with, encouraging, and motivating others.
  • Maintains an open, approachable manner, and treats others fairly and respectfully. Preserves others' self-confidence and dignity, and shows regard for their opinions.
  • Seeks and considers ideas from those who are reluctant to express their points of view. Anticipates and recognises the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Self-starter:
  • Easily transitions between tasks and picks up where left off when interrupted.
  • Prioritizes tasks by importance and deadline. Discerns what is crucial from what is just urgent. Adjusts priorities as situations change.
  • Organisational skills
  • Evaluates proposed actions and timelines against organisational mission and values. Integrates the current plan with other plans as needed to achieve the overall mission.
  • Applies to issues, a knowledge of the mission, values, resources, culture, systems, and business strategies to find solutions that best serve the organization and its customers. Knows the reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, and seeks exceptions when needed to achieve goals

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