Programme Support Analyst

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Responsible to: Head of Project Delivery

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, 3 month probation and 1 month notice

Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.

About Us

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.

We’re one of ten Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.

Our Mission

To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites

Our Vision

To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results

Our Culture

The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture

The Role

The successful individual with work for the Head of Project Delivery and be a part of the Project Delivery team. The successful individual will initially provide support to one of the Catapult’s most significant international programmes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assistance with project planning, risk and issue management
  • Budget tracking
  • Assistance to the Programme Manager with management of consortium milestones, funder reports.
  • Supporting project managers through the project lifecycle with Planview queries such as project requests, project setup, financial planning, project closure.
  • Assisting with monthly financial reporting
  • Analysis using Excel and Planview
  • Creating presentations

About You

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Organised with an attention to detail
  • Numerate
  • Friendly with good communication skills
  • Enjoy solving problems and developing solutions

Desired experience

  • MS Project and Planview experience desirable but not required. Training can be provided.
  • Experience of Prince2 or other Project Management methodology desirable

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic, smart individual looking to start or advance their career in project management. There is the opportunity to grow within the role and take on addition responsibility to lead projects and develop into a project manager.


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to

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