Project Planner at Ministry of Defence, Bristol, Corsham, 8 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Bristol, Corsham
  • Jul 04, 2024
6 Months or more Marketing

Contract Description


Project Planner – Inside IR35

Contract Term: End of March 2025 (possible extension)

Contracting Authority: MoD

Location: Hybrid Working (two days per week onsite – alternate between Abbeywood & Corsham)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

Our work really matters; we offer engaging roles which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IS/IT, commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department, or indeed in the private sector. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, and engineers to name a few. There are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service, whether you’re a permanent appointee or an interim. 

Job Purpose:

The role of the Project Planner is to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. The planner provides clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available. They lead on all aspects of project planning, which will include the development, updating and monitoring of plans and schedules. They identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work with the project team to track and monitor progress against the plan throughout the life of the project.

SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.


As a Project Planner your main responsibilities will be to: 

  • Support capability building and the use of best practice in planning and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain the project plan, capture assumptions, and identify dependencies. Contribute towards the development of breakdown structures, quality criteria, product descriptions and monitoring strategy.
  • Identify project resource requirements through the application of project planning techniques.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure plans are comprehensive.
  • Gather information from project teams and stakeholders and produces project performance reports.
  • Provide advice on planning processes throughout the lifecycle of the project.



You’ll have: 

  • Extensive experience in Planning, Scheduling, Governance and Risk & Issues Management
  • Experience in MS Project, MS Online & PowerBi
  • Public Sector background



If this Project Planner role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, MOD guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.


Armed Forces Covenant   

MoD is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.


If you qualify for the above, please notify us on

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.



In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following “this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different”.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.