Programme Office Support at Ministry of Defence, Andover, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Andover SP11, UK
  • Jul 08, 2024
6 Months or more Management

Contract Description



Programme Office Support – Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: MoD

Location: Hybrid Working (up to three days per week on site – Andover)

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. 

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


As a Programme Office Support your main responsibilities will be to: 

  • Enable the smooth running of the project by supporting the Project Manager through the operation of project management processes.
  • Co-ordinate business management actions and activities on their behalf.
  • Ensure systems are in place to enable effective planning and scheduling.
  • Manage project controls, reporting on the project status.
  • Ensure organisational tasks are carried out efficiently.
  • Govern compliance of the project, taking a specific lead on Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependency management and assurance reporting.
  • Manage workforce planning, providing information for effective decision making.
  • Engage with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Monitor project spend and contribute to the compilation of budgets. Lead potential risk areas, working with the Risk Manager and escalating as appropriate.


You’ll have: 

  • Project/Programme Support experience
  • Experience Managing dependencies/risks/scheduling at Programme Level
  • Experience in MS Office including Word & PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of MS Project
  • A Project Management qualification including Prince 2, AMP or MSP
  • Public Sector/Defence background