This role is based: Brighton
Fixed term for: 12 months
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Lee Pound, Head of HR Operations on email@example.com or Jane Strudwick, Head of Finance & Procurement Operations on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the role
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking an experienced Programme Manager who can bring creative thinking, excellent organisational and communication skills to support our Finance and HR transactional services delivering a broad range of change projects at a time of significant time of change for local government nationwide. The role sits at the heart of transforming public sector back-office functions and driving efficiency and with a constant stream of varied and fascinating projects, you will play a key part in re-engineering and improving processes, implementing new systems, and delivering innovative solutions across the council.
As Programme Manager, you will be required to:
- Put in place robust governance and decision-making arrangements;
- Create and deliver plans for communication and engagement, and design and deliver processes to manage risks and issues;
- Work collaboratively with subject matter experts, colleagues, and service stakeholders to build relationships and support the delivery of projects;
- Create and deliver programme updates to senior stakeholders and management;
- Demonstrate a range of skills to monitor and track project progression;
- Create and maintain management reports to highlight project progress, including risk identification and mitigation;
- Utilise project management techniques to effectively co-ordinate resources and activities;
- Demonstrate project delivery capabilities;
- Work independently, within a supportive environment.
You will join the service’s Transformation Hub which has the remit to drive system improvements across the back-office functions as well as support the delivery of system change for other services across the council, ensuring we are fit to meet the challenges of the future. This post is being recruited alongside, and will line manage, a Project Manager.
To be equal to the challenge, you will possess a good knowledge of operational processes, have experience in managing complex projects from beginning to end together with experience of implementing formal project governance measures and controls to ensure the safe and timely delivery of key corporate and service projects. You will be confident at communicating and managing subject matter experts and stakeholders across a complex operation, as well as being empathetic and influential with a passion for shaping and driving positive change.
Working for Brighton & Hove brings with it a range of benefits that people in our team enjoy;
- Working together in a hybrid way where we accommodate a wide range of working patterns and are keen to help staff maintain a good work-life balance.
- a friendly service with a wide age range and one where we value diversity of our city and seek a workforce that is reflective of it;
- a progressive council with ambitious transformation plans and a unique political balance;
- a service that supports and develops its staff. The council provides a wide range of training and development opportunities for staff at all levels.
The role is traditionally based at Bartholomew’s House offices in Brighton however we would consider remote working for the length of the fixed term contract.
CV + supporting statement
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.