Modern Apprentice Project Officer

Location: Glenrothes

Contract: 2-years

Closing Date: 13/06/2023

Job Description

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 19 June 2023

Salary: FC6 £26,242.46 – £29,245.89 per year, (50% in Year 1, 80% Year 2)

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprenticeship within Business & Employability’s Programme Management Unit. The post will be based in Fife House, Glenrothes.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (Mas) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge. For more information follow the link below

Modern Apprenticeships (MA) offer new or recent entrants to the labour market the chance of paid employment combined with the opportunity to undertake training relevant to the occupational area. This includes the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications that help kick-start a career without having to study full-time. New entrants include school and college leavers, those with no previous work experience and/or vocational qualifications.

As this is an apprentice post, the job holder will be required to work in various teams throughout Business & Employability Services to develop skills, knowledge, and experience in all aspects of managing a project. This will be through on the job training, self study, and formal training sessions to establish knowledge and understanding.

As part of the apprenticeship there will be ongoing support from an external training provider to achieve a SCQF level 8 in Project Management. There is a minimum requirement of 3 National 5s including English and Maths. As this role is studying for an SCQF level 8, ideally educated to SCQF level 6/7, which includes HNC or Advanced Highers, Apprenticeship or equivalent.

In accordance with Fife Council’s priorities, you will need to be aged 16-24 (at the point of starting the Apprenticeship) to qualify for this position. You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Fife to meet the operational requirements of the service. The role requires you to be able to visit construction sites on foot.

Business & Employability Services are responsible for a number of key projects, for example regenerating industrial property, town centre buildings and sites. This new role offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the delivery of a number of different types of projects that help to develop the Fife economy.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with good values and an interest in project management. With good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, a team player, confident and able to converse with members of the public and with officers across other Council Services.

Daily duties will include creating and maintain the project management documents. This could include the project log, project plan, Risk and Issue Management, Stakeholder Management, Benefits Management, Project reviews and reporting. Training in the use of specialist software packages will be provided, however a basic knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office packages is desirable.

This role will provide project management support and assurance to the project manager. This includes tasks like arranging and attending project meetings, taking minutes, and identifying areas to be actioned and communicating with appropriate staff in other services.

Please download the role profile for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete your personal statement. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. This post is part of that commitment. This post is funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme and therefore is restricted to applicants who live in Fife and are aged between 16 and 24 on or by the specified start date. We will advertise further opportunities via our recruitment site as they become available. For more information on our youth employment opportunities visit:

If you are under 16 and don’t have a National Insurance number, e-mail and you will be given a temporary number to enable you to complete your application.

Further Information

  • Role Profile  When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
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  • Employee Benefits – Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
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We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time.

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