Newham Council - Programme Manager - Levelling Up

15 Aug 2022
05 Sep 2022
Job Title
IT Director
Contract Type
Full Time
Newham Council is excited to offer this new opportunity to an experienced project and programme management professional with a proven track record for governance, management and delivery. Newham is to be the recipient of substantial funding from Central Government for two 'Levelling Up' fund submissions made earlier in the year and a substantial proportion of the funding is for projects to be delivered by the Environment and Sustainable Transport team, including an active travel corridor, low traffic neighbourhoods, healthy school street schemes, urban greening and other walking and cycling connectivity improvements.

Now that these bids have been confirmed as successful, the E&ST department therefore needs an experienced interim programme manager lead for a period of 3–6 months to:

Confirm financial management arrangements with Govt. for the bids and for the individual projects in each, including budget management and invoicing and cost reclaim processes.

Develop a delivery and resource plan for the projects within the timescales set by MHCLG, including the job specifications of the roles required and the team structure.

Co–ordinate programme and project inputs across the department to ensure the successful and efficient delivery of all elements of the programme

Implement a robust governance process, to effectively monitor and make decisions on the progress of projects and for succinct reporting on each scheme in the programme, to both a Departmental Levelling Up project board and also to an overarching Council–wide board We would expect the successful candidate to have a proven ability to deliver a large, multi–million multi–project programme containing disparate projects types to time and budget, and to have the necessary organisational and interpersonal skills to ensure the smooth delivery of the programme outcomes. Experience in the area of transport, highways and greenspace would be an advantage as the projects are focused in these areas, but is not considered essential if the other organisational and management attributes needed for the role can be demonstrated.

The role will also require the co–ordination of project team members spread widely across the organisation and the preparation of all necessary reports to Cabinet, Lead Members and the funding body as required for project delivery, so good multi–level communication and adaptable people skills will also be important for this role. This is a one–off opportunity to be involved in the delivery of a truly transformational investment in Newham, with a real chance to impact positively on people's lives with a level of funding not usually at a Local Authority's disposal.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance

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