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Based at Culham (Oxfordshire), Griffin Park (Cumbria) or Sellafield (Cumbria) (hybrid working)
FTA for up to 12 months, 37.5 hours per week
Salary up to £30, 034 plus a £2,000 South East allowance (if at qualifying location) per annum, and a generous benefits package

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police force, responsible for the protection of civil nuclear facilities and materials whether they are on site or in transit. Counter-terrorism is a major part of our policing. Our ambition is to be recognised nationally and internationally as the leading policing organisation for the armed protection of civil nuclear material and the critical national infrastructure of the UK. Given the critical nature of our work, it’s vital that we recruit skilled and committed professionals to our hard-working team.

We are looking for a Project Support Officer to join our Portfolio Officer, Governance and Enabling Services team, which leads strategic change initiatives, supporting the delivery of CNC operations, and ensuring we reach our strategic objectives.

The role of Project Support Officer impacts directly on projects that reside within the CIP Portfolio, and is key in delivering project support to ensure that projects run to time and plan!

Some of the Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Achieving critical project objectives by working collaboratively with key stakeholders and colleagues, understanding and supporting all aspects of a project/ programme, and managing project plans, documentation and processes.
  • Providing basic analytical capability using spreadsheets and project management software to enable detailed monitoring and tracking of project progress. Contributing to the development and analysis of project documentation.
  • Organising meetings at programme or project level, scheduling activities and supporting workshops to assist in the key lifecycle stages of the programme. Taking minutes of meetings as required.
  • Producing and distributing reports and plans to support Programme and Project Board meetings.
  • Controlling project documentation to ensure that there is adequate access control, management and filing, both electronically and hard copy, providing full audit trails and governance compliance.
  • Processing of purchase orders within Oracle where services/products are procured for the programme or project.
  • Liaising with the wider CNC Programme and project teams to provide co-ordinated information and activity where possible.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience within a project support role and working to deadlines under pressure.
  • Knowledge of/qualified in project management methodologies.
  • Minute/note taking skills with good attention to detail, particularly in a technical environment.
  • A team player, self-motivated and able to use own initiative appropriately.
  • Customer focused with confidence to challenge practice and process when required.
  • Excellent organisational, communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience of collating and managing project (or similar) documentation.
  • Experience of working with sensitive or security-related information.
  • MS office skills, including databases, Visio and Microsoft Project.

Your application:


Please submit your CV and Cover Letter detailing your experience against the Knowledge, Skills Experience section. Please provide examples that demonstrate experience against each of the points to strengthen your application.

Please contact the Police Staff Recruitment team if you would like to discuss the role further-

As police staff the public expect us to display the highest standards, values and professional qualities at all times. The CNC values and Code of Ethics applies to all police staff and sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see, and you are responsible for displaying and delivering these to the highest standards.

This role has been assessed as suitable for hybrid working, which will be discussed and agreed with the successful individual.

Benefits of working for the CNC

  • 27.5 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Additional 30 minutes time worked during the week to accrue additional leave, which can be used for period between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous pension scheme (20.7% employer contribution, 8.2% employee) The employer contribution for this grade is £5,587.75 minimum per year, and minimum employee contribution of £ 2,213.50 minimum. A total minimum annual pension contribution of £7,795.25 for this grade!
  • Flexi-time working scheme
  • Bonus scheme – dependent on organisational performance, up to a maximum of 7% of salary
  • Officers and staff also have the opportunity to join the national Blue Light Card scheme which offers discounts on a variety of products and services to those working in the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces
  • Free parking on-site
  • Free gym on-site
  • Enhanced family friendly and wellbeing policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to the values of our organisation. At the CNC we value and embrace the unique experiences, identities and abilities that each of us bring to our roles. We strive to empower everyone to bring their authentic self openly and safely to work.

Through the dedicated commitment of our affinity networks, ED&I team and wider HR departments, we are on a journey to embed our ED&I commitments, ensuring the CNC is an employer of choice; where everyone feels included.

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