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Programme Manager - Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/9575/5987
  • Published: Thu 28/11/2019, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £60,258 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

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Programme Manager - Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation


£60,258 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW. 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.

This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract.

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

Surrey County Council is undergoing a period of significant change. In the context of shifting resident demands, the increasing need to deliver value for money and our ambition to be a leading council we need to rethink and reassess how we provide services.

In order to achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation programme which consists of a number of key projects that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council. We therefore require strong project managers to drive the delivery of these projects and ensure they are delivered on time and to budget.

Our transformation projects are taking place across all of our directorates and are varied in terms of their subject matter and end goals. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, Children's Services, Adult Social Care, Highways and IT & Digital. Therefore we are not necessarily looking for a subject matter expert – if you are a professional project manager who relishes a challenge then we want to hear from you.

The programme manager role will require you to co-ordinate, oversee and manage a programme in its entirety, ensuring that it is delivered on time and to budget. Work streams within the programme may include IT & digital, new ways of working (including true mobile working), reshaping teams, income generation and critically, communications and stakeholder engagement.

We are therefore looking for people who are organised, analytical, have excellent communication skills, experience working with a broad range of stakeholders and who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. 

We currently have a programme manager role available to support our Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation Programme. Experience and/or knowledge of Local Authority service delivery would be helpful but not essential.

For more information please find a full job profile attached at to the bottom of this advert.

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For an informal discussion contact Tom Pooley on 07772 592 597 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 15th December 2019.