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Programme Manager - Agile Organisation
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/108/10521
  • Published: Thu 15/10/2020, 11:03 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £61,463 to £69,514 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames

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Programme Manager - Agile Organisation

£61,463 to £69,514 per annum. Surrey County Council is undergoing a period of significant change. In the context of fundamental shifts in society, changing resident demands, the increasing need to deliver value for money and our ambition to be a leading council we need to rethink and reassess what we do and how we do it.

We are embarking on a dynamic new Agile Organisation programme to bring together activities of organisational change. The programme’s focus is on people driven change, which influences our property strategy and the technology that enables us. Covid-19 has accelerated our Agile Working and Digital Programmes and we now need to bring together the wider portfolio of projects and programmes that change the way we work. We are implementing a new property strategy, which involves the sale of County Hall in Kingston and a review of all office space across Surrey. Using Agile Working and technology we are changing the way we deliver services. The Agile Organisation Programme uses business insight and change management to pull together the activities already underway and help manage the interdependencies, enabling Surrey County Council to deliver strategic change. The programme sits within the broader Organisation Portfolio of Transformation Projects.

We are looking for a strong programme managers to drive forward this evolving programme within a complex and moving contexYou will be able to ensure the delivery of outcomes to time and budget while retaining flexibility to enable the programme to respond to and build on new opportunities as they arise and adapt to learning as it occurs.

We are looking for people who are organised, analytical, creative, have excellent communication skills, experience working with a broad range of stakeholders and who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. You will be a “hands on” programme manager who proactively develops briefs, plans and business cases, collaboratively working with partners. You will facilitate stakeholder engagement and hold the delivery teams to account, as well as ensuring high quality governance and reporting. Experience and/or knowledge of Local Authorities would be helpful but is not essential.

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The role is initially fixed term for 1 year, with the potential to extend. The role is scoped as full time, but we would encourage individuals with flexible working requirements to apply. The role will initially be based at County Hall in Kingston, but is moving to Reigate in early 2021 and some travel to other venues in Surrey will be required for specific meetings or workshops. Surrey County Council supports Agile Working and remote working. At the current time, all staff are expected to work from home as a result of COVID-19.

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For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Brendon Kavanagh via brendon.kavanagh@surreycc.gov.uk . We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27/10/2020.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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 26 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.

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