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Student Placement

Kent Connects Partnership Support Officer 2017/18 – James Church


My role as a Partnership Support Officer sees me sit at the centre of the Partnership in the PMO, assisting with administration and management of all Kent Connects Projects. Some of the things I’ve been working on include:


I manage the Kent Connects Portal, a secure document sharing service with over 1300 users and 20 unique sub-portals. In August, I helped deliver a project that saw us migrate all users and content from our old Plone system to a much more functional SharePoint platform.

Digital Transformation

I’m involved in assisting the wider team’s digital transformation due to my technical adaptability. I’ve learnt tools such as SharePoint and Power BI thoroughly and help colleagues use these tools to meet business requirements and move forward with cloud computing.

Open Data

A large project I’m involved in is the procurement of a data sharing platform for Kent, allowing Partners to share datasets both privately and publicly. As part of this, I helped develop a open data research paper and am in involved in next steps during my placement.

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