Project Support Officer at UK Space Agency, Harwell/Remote, 9 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Hybrid (Harwell, Didcot, UK)
  • May 08, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description


Project Support Officer - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 9 months

Contracting Authority: UK Space Agency

Location: Hybrid – Harwell, Cardiff or Leicester 1-2 days per week

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is an executive agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and provides technical advice on the?Government’s space strategy, supporting the UK space sector to deliver the Government’s vision of building one of the most open and attractive space economies in the world.

The UK Space Agency is looking at its approach to managing stakeholders to make sure we are positioning ourselves as effectively as possible to deliver for the space sector.

The new ‘Stakeholder Engagement’ and ‘Front Door’ functions look to ensure we are managing our stakeholders consistently by putting in place the right tools and processes that allow us to share information as easily as possible, as well as looking at how those who need to engage with the Agency can get the information they need as easily and accessibly as possible.

This post holder will deliver on the ‘Front Door’ side of this work by completing some projects designed to enable the Agency to provide a more consistent approach to the ‘first interactions’ people have with the Space Agency. This includes making sure we have clear points of contact widely available to Agency staff, ensuring we are taking a consistent approach to shared mailboxes and working with colleagues on what the enduring ‘Front Door’ should look like.


As a Project Support Officer / Query Support Service Manager your main responsibilities would be to: 

  • Work with colleagues on the ‘enduring Front Door’ and consider what the Agency needs in order to manage this successfully from April 2025.
  • Work with Transformation colleagues to support their work on service design.
  • Alongside our DDaT colleagues, work to cohere our group mailbox policy, setting best practice for mailbox management particularly from a customer satisfaction angle.
  • Lead on developing a quick reference guide for managing standard queries that come into the Agency.
  • Work with DDaT colleagues on the creation and updating of a key Agency PoC tool, that will allow colleagues to know where to go for more complicated requests.
  • Work with colleagues to agree what our Agency Service Level Agreement should be for responses, to allow more consistency in our work.



  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and ability to think strategically about working with stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well as part of a team and build positive relationships with other stakeholders.
  • Capacity to manage a diverse workload.
  • Self-starter and good ability to advise more senior colleagues.



  • Public Sector experience.
  • Project Management experience.
  • CRM experience.
  • Previous experience of organisational transformation.
  • Experience of working in a Service Desk / Support environment.