Job Alert: Programme Manager, Watford, Hertfordshire 

Watford borough council

Having recently launched a bold and ambitious Council Plan 2020-24, Watford Borough Council are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to join its newly formed Enterprise Programme Management Office, initially on a 2 year fixed-term contract.

You will be used to working at a senior level on complex programmes covering a range of disciplines from internal transformation and culture change to public realm regeneration and complex capital programmes.

For more information and to apply for the role visit the Watford Borough careers website.

Working closely with the Senior Responsible Officer and as part of a multi-disciplined team, you will be an MSP Practitioner who has the ability to provide simultaneous oversight to a range of diverse and high-profile internal and external projects.

As a proficient developer of programme plans and critical path networks, you will understand the need for robust dependency management and will be able to both produce and support others to produce realistic and achievable programme and project plans.

You will understand the importance of a clear governance structure and will be able to present concise updates to Programme Boards and other stakeholders, including elected Members, through accurate highlight reporting and verbal updates.

You will be well practiced in risk, issue and benefit management and understand the technical management of these, including completing and maintaining the appropriate logs and associated programme management documentation, such as Programme Definition Documents.

For more information and to apply for the role visit the Watford Borough careers website.

We are looking for a politically astute individual who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment at the very centre of an ambitious and forward-looking organisation. Watford is a council that thinks big and we need experienced professionals who will be integral to us delivering our ambition to provide the very best for the residents and businesses of our town.

As a member of the Enterprise Programme Management Office, you will have the opportunity to influence the council’s long-term approach to programme and project management and will be instrumental in ensuring that these principles are embedded across the organisation.

About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire; The borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London.

Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment. As part of the London commuter belt Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

For more information and to apply for the role visit the Watford Borough careers website.

At a glance:

– £1.4bn local investment happening – mix of public and private funding
– 5 major development and regeneration projects happening
– 3,500 registered businesses
– Higher than average working age population
– Skilled workforce
– Affordable local housing market
– Home to many major international head offices

Benefits include:

– Salary range of £47,851 – £51,913 plus Local Allowance of £898 and £5,000 Market Factor Supplement
– 28 days’ holiday rising with service, in addition to Bank Holidays
– Local government pension scheme
– Fantastic discounts including reduced gym membership and retail savings across various well-known brands
– Flexible working options
– Staff and their families have access to free, confidential advice and counselling staff 24/7
– We’ll offer you an interest free loan, so you can buy a season ticket for the bus, train or tube, or if you want to buy a bike

For an informal discussion and to learn more about the opportunities we have, please contact Liam Hornsby, Head of Enterprise Programme Management Office. Contact details can be found by selecting the apply button shown.

Closing date: 23:59 on 10th January 2021

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Enterprise Programme Manager or Programme Delivery Manager.

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