An exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join the Future Repairs Programme Team in Housing.
Fixed term until 31 March 2021
Interview date: 23 October 2019
For an informal discussion, please contact David Canham - Senior Programme Manager on 01273 293165.
About the role
Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing department is going through a period of change and requires a high performing Programme Manager to deliver its Future Repairs Programme.
The Future Repairs Programme has three key elements to it:
- Setting up an in-house responsive repairs service
- Procuring contracts for Planned Maintenance & Improvement works
- Procuring a multi-contractor framework for the delivery of Major Capital works
As the Programme Manager you will be responsible for leading a team of Project Managers to deliver the necessary works on time and within budget. Working with key stakeholder groups, you will drive the Programme forward whilst managing the programme risks and issues.
You will need to manage the key dependencies whilst working in collaboration with the Housing Property & Investment team, to ensure the new services are in place for 1 April 2020.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Experience of managing strategic inter-agency programmes/projects for Executive Directors and Heads of Service
- Ability to engage with stakeholders and build effective relationships that will influence the key objectives of the programme
- Strategic and lateral thinking to reach innovative solutions, then advising, challenging, influencing and negotiating at a senior level to influence a long-term course of action
- Experience of working in the social housing sector and sound knowledge of procurement in the public sector
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time 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 Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
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 male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.