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Programme Manager

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1144
  • Published: Thu 11/04/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 56,172.00 - 59,328.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO8 (£56,172 - £59,328)

Contract Type: Full time - 12 month contract

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 12/04/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): Week commencing 22nd / 29th April


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Waltham Forest is setting an ambitious vision for a changed borough by 2030 with the development of our new Corporate Plan, Mission Waltham Forest. The scale of inequality faced by our residents is all too often the barrier that holds people back from realising their ambitions. Local government is also facing unprecedented financial challenges. Mission Waltham Forest sets out how we will respond to these complex societal challenges whilst keeping a firm financial footing.

To deliver on this ambitious agenda, we are mobilising a multi-year Transformation Programme. We must confront the pressing challenge of increasing demand and diminishing resources - to do this we will need to fundamentally change the way we work and set out a radical transition to delivering an outstanding experience for every resident that needs our help. Our new Chief Executive will drive this change in a cross-organisational programme that focuses on how and what we deliver for residents.

The Transformation Team sits at the heart of a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, committed to delivering positive change for our community. As a Programme Manager in the Transformation Team, you will play a pivotal role in reshaping our organisation's delivery, designing complex transformational change with a focus on sustainable resident outcomes. As part of the Strategy & Change Service, you will work across the organisation to lead change and design innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the definition, design and delivery of complex organisational transformation programmes; using innovation and creativity to meet the needs of residents
  • Manage complex programmes and projects at a senior level, working to time, budget and quality in a large organisation using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Develop and implement effective programme governance structures and robust oversight of delivery
  • Provide the leadership to drive forward the Council's transformational agenda with a focus on achieving sustainable outcomes and achieving financial sustainability
  • Work collaboratively with senior leaders and responsible officers to ensure impact and delivery

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Curious problem solvers ready to generate new ideas, insights and innovative solutions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, bringing people with them on the design and transformation journey
  • Ability to work effectively in political environments
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Proven experience in leading and delivering complex change initiatives.
  • Strong project management skills, including budget management and resource allocation.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Experience in local government or public sector transformation initiatives is highly desirable.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Hannah Futter, Assistant Director of Transformation at Hannah.Futter@Walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1144
  • Published: Thu 11/04/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 12/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 56,172.00 - 59,328.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed