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Senior Programme Manager

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£51,979 - £58,788 per annum based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KY1 2DN. Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030 .

Fixed term for 2 years with potential to extend.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff .

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff .

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of delivering complex transformation programmes in demanding environments? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire staff? If so then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for exceptional, forward-thinking candidates to drive the delivery of a significant transformation programme across the council (and its partners), whilst reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ensuring our services meet the needs of residents and service users.

If this has piqued your interest, then our SeniorProgramme Manager role could be for you. This role sits within the People Transformation Portfolio, which includes programmes in adult social care, children's social care, education, libraries and culture, and others.

At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind.

To deliver our vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the Council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.

You will manage a programme and be responsible for its successful delivery by coordinating a number of critical projects, whilst enabling project managers and subject matter experts to deliver to the best of their ability. We are therefore looking for people who are have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, influencing and motivational skills, the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders and confidence to challenge the status quo, and create joined up solutions.

The role is as much about navigating and fostering relationships as it is about delivering transformation programmes. We need people who think strategically, who can "join up the dots", challenge current thinking and develop creative solutions to difficult issues while looking ahead to our future ambitions and vision. At times the role will be shaping and defining new programmes, and at other times getting programme delivery back on track.

If you have a genuine interest in making a difference and delivering real change for the people of Surrey, we would love to hear from you!

Additional information

Contact details

For more information please find attached to this advert a full job profile or to arrange an informal discussion please feel free to contact Adrian Stockbridge on , or Emily George on . We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th December 2019.

Senior Programme Manager

Surrey County Council
Kingston upon Thames, UK
Permanent

Published on 5 Dec 2019