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Project Coordinator - Fixed Term - 12 months

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Project Coordinator - Fixed Term - 12 months
by Jamie Fletcher - Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 10:53 AM

Would you like to work in a fast pace challenging environment where you have the chance to work with products and services that support nearly half the schools in England?

 Become part of a growing education technology company based in Plymouth Science Park.

 The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our leading project management team in the south west working on high impact projects that benefit schools and local authorities throughout the UK. You will be working on a range of projects assisting the Project Managers in the development, deployment and lifecycle of IT solutions and have the opportunity to contribute to the success of our market-leading products.

Are you a hard working motivated individual with an interest in Project Management? Do you have a passion for quality and harbor a strong attention to detail?  Are you interested in testing new software ensuring that it is fit for purpose? If so this could be a fantastic new role for you.

Job type: Full time- Fixed term contract – 12 months
Location: Plymouth

Salary: £14,000 – £20,000 pa

Your main duties will include:

  •  Assist the Project Managers in the day to day coordination of internal and external projects.
  • Provide Project backup support as required.
  • Support the Projects team in the initiation, delivery, setup, maintenance and decommissioning of software solutions.
  • Perform functional testing of software solutions, including writing functional test scripts.
  • Work closely with the Project Managers and development team in testing software work packages to ensure quality control standards are met at all times.
  • Write and maintain User Acceptance Testing (UAT) scripts.
  • Manage and collate UAT feedback from internal customers and external clients.
  • Assist the projects team to track and monitor project progress, providing regular reporting internally and externally where appropriate.
  • Work with the Product Support team to handover projects deliverables into Business As Usual (BAU) and where necessary provide small orientation / training sessions.
  • Create and update project documentation including meeting minutes, agendas, project plans and action registers.
  • Liaise with clients and suppliers to arrange meetings and chase actions.
  • Attending project meetings – internal and client facing.
  • Assisting with routine project information including preparation of weekly progress reports for clients.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational, time management and administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • An interest in and some understanding of software development and software testing
  • Excellent IT skills including in depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and confidence tackling new or unfamiliar software and technologies.
  • Ability to identify problems and source a solution.
  • A commitment to delivering outstanding service
  • Strong team-working skills as well as the ability to work individually
  • A positive ‘can do’, solutions-based attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Preferably some experience of working in a project management team
  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English and Maths and Science at grade C or above.

 The company

WebBased recently joined The Key and together we will continue to transform the working lives of those in the education sector, and beyond, by helping them to save time, work smarter and deliver better results. WebBased serves over 40 local authorities, with 700,000 users; and The Key supports more than 45% of schools in England.

Why work for us?

We recruit bright, committed individuals to work in a friendly, collaborative culture where every individual is valued.

We place huge importance on caring for and developing our people. If you join us you can expect a good work-life balance and the training and support you need. You can also expect free breakfast, free tea/coffee and fruit, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, a friendly social culture, cycle to work scheme and more.

How to apply

More information on the role and how to apply can be found here. If you require any further information please email

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Sunday 11 December 2016