Job Title: Business and Development Project Manager
Location: Stevenage and Countywide
Salary Range: £43,857.00 progressing to £46,845.00 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Full Time Hours, 24 Months Fixed Term/Secondment Contract
The Community Commissioning Adult Disabilities Team develops, manages and supports a number of major programmes designed to deliver the right supported accommodation for people with care and support needs living in Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire has adopted a 10 year supported accommodation strategy which aims to deliver a substantial amount of new supported accommodation, including a range of housing options for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and those currently residing out of county in hospital or other care settings. The core discipline of this work is housing development, refurbishment and delivery using project and programme management, with some experience in construction and/or housing management. The programme works across new build and existing services to optimise accommodation solutions, enable independence and keep communities together. A new Hertfordshire wide supported housing governance structure is in place to ensure that Hertfordshire’s partners and citizens are fully involved in scheme design and delivery.
The role offers the exciting opportunity to ensure the timely delivery of Hertfordshire’s accommodation strategy through the effective design, financing, planning and delivery of housing schemes within Hertfordshire.
This role will appeal to you if you thrive in complex and demanding environments, where proactive stakeholder management is critical, and you have a proven ability to confidently, clearly and effectively communicate and deliver housing development within a change environment. You will have a strong track record of managing complex projects and be able to demonstrate success in negotiating and influencing with colleagues, clients and partners to achieve the right result through collaborative working.
Involved at the centre of a high-profile housing development programme, you will be responsible for developing business cases, ensuring robust governance and controls are in place and planning and implementing activity across Council services. You may also be required to take on responsibility as a line manager to develop and coach others.
Sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.
The minimum criteria for entry for this role are: a degree or professional qualification and at least 2 years’ relevant work experience within a housing development environment. It is desirable to have current experience of continuous improvement processes and techniques, and a variety of project management techniques (Agile, Lean, PRINCE II Practitioner).
Closing Date: Midnight 3rd May 2021
Assessment & Interview Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th May 2021
For an informal discussion please contact Alison Spalding, Business and Development Programme Manager, Community Commissioning Adult Disabilities on (01992) 588208
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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