Harlequins currently rank among the best Premiership rugby clubs in this country and Europe. The club is a founding member of the RFU and boasts more presidents than any other club as well as a healthy dose of international players. Success on the pitch demands even more success off it, so the club is strengthening its Operations staff and is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to assist with the challenge of delivering the best and most efficient Stadium operations as well as helping to develop the Twickenham Stoop Stadium. The ideal candidate will have first class communication skills and a passion for rugby.
Simultaneously manage projects across departments and the overall business.
Accomplishes project objectives through the planning of project activities; evaluating implementation and tracking progress of project.
Ensure that the planned outputs are delivered to time and cost with the minimum acceptable risk.
Work alongside the Project Manager to identify, manage and mitigate projects risks and manage project priorities whilst being solutions and delivery focused.
Assisting with the organisation and preparation of meetings; incorporating retrieval, analysis and presentation of quantitative data and providing valuable recommendations.
Creation of project plans, proposals and reports for the SMT.
To help identify key suppliers and build effective relationships with stakeholders, providers and departments.To liaise with the relevant departmental managers and clients in driving delivery of projects, ensuring all deadlines and KPI’s are met.
Process invoices and chase overdue payments for relevant projects.
Carry out any other reasonable ad hoc duties in order to support the various departments at the Club.
Qualifications & Skills
Must have proven track record using and implementing project management systems and software such as Microsoft Project
Used to working across departments and coordinating planning to achieve successful delivery.
Ability to handle a variety of short & long-term projects, keeping to deadlines with equal success.
Project Management qualification preferred (PRINCE2, SCRUM, Agile) but not essential.
Strong administration skills and ability to multitask
Communicates well both in writing and verbally
Experience of managing time sensitive projects with an ability to work under pressure
Good level of numeracy
Builds appropriate professional, friendly and accessible relationships with employees and line managers
Resilient and able to work in an organization that is undergoing change due to development and growth
Problem solving, logical thinking and collaboration with teams across business.Forward thinking: scheduling, activity planning and task delegation are critical to the Club’s success.
Highly organized with a real attention to detail.
Uses judgment to know when to ask for help and guidance.
Uses own initiative and can work independently.
Real ‘can do’ attitude.
Outgoing and passionate about providing excellent services and products to our customers.
A strong team player and collaborative working style.
Customer Focus - Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
Interpersonal sensitivity - Interacts with others in a sensitive and effective way. Respects and works well with others.
Quality orientation - Shows awareness of goals and standards. Follows through to ensure that quality and productivity standards are met.
Planning and organizing - Organises and schedules events, activities and resources. Monitors timescales and plans.
Initiative Taking - Takes action to achieve goals beyond what is expected; drives to bring issues to a successful closure; self-starter.
Teamwork - Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player, and is cooperative; looks for common ground, and solves problems for the good of all.
Results orientation - Focuses on desired results and sets and achieves challenging goals.