PMO Business Support Officer (Ascent Flight Training)

Posting Date: 12 June 2019

Location: Bristol, GB, BS348JH

Company: Babcock

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Location - Bristol

Contract - Permanent



This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-discipline team in the delivery of UK Military Flying Training.

The PMO role will be to support a small group of programme/project managers in the co-ordination, organisation and control of their programmes/projects. It offers the opportunity for development in the management of complex projects and diverse stakeholders within the public and private sectors.


To apply please visit Ascents website directly at -

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain the programmes/projects library, filing, recording and reporting systems including SharePoint sites
  • In support of the Programme Manager(s) co-ordinate the production of management reports and produce monthly programme summary reports
  • Work with finance and Programme Manager(s) to record and report on programmes costs and budget adherence
  • Advise and assist project team members in the application of corporate project procedures, disciplines, recording and reporting standards,
  • Assist the project manager(s) the collation of SDSR risk register and issue log
  • Assist the Project/Programme manager(s) manage change control records
  • Support effective communication mechanisms between PMO/programme/project teams including with the MOD.
  • Support Master Planner in the development of and the introduction of the P6 planning tool


  • Uphold partnering behaviours and participate in events as required

Health, Safety & Environment/Air Safety

  • Uphold adherence to the Health, Safety & Environmental Polices and Air Safety responsibilities

Interpersonal Skills

  • Establish high performance standards


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Proven ability to assist the management of projects activities
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Sound relationship and teamwork skills
  • Stakeholder engagement




  • Good Knowledge of Project Management Tools 
  • Experience of working with the UK MOD Programmes




In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.



Our Values

One Ascent Team

Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:



  • Hours not days; days not weeks
  • Giving the best possible answer every time


  • Listening to everyone’s views
  • Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues


  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Conflicts of Interest
In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.
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