Are you an experienced project manager, with a passion for business improvement and with the skills to make change happen?
Fixed term for 12 months to cover maternity leave
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dennis Gittins, Programme Manager on 01273 291295
About the role
This role manages a portfolio of projects within the Housing Repairs and Maintenance Programme and provides support to the Programme Manager to achieve our outcomes. We will soon be changing our repairs IT system and to help prepare for this we need to analyse our business processes. The successful applicant will be responsible for producing a range of process maps that will capture both current and future ways of working.
The successful applicant will lead on a range of individual projects and produce option papers to take forward key business decisions on services such as the out of hours emergency repair call service, the procurement of contracts and support the Programme Manager with the work required to set up our own materials supply arrangements.
With an eye for detail, you will gather and analyse a range of data to help inform business decisions for your projects. You will need to produce a range of process maps that capture current and future ways of working which will help take forward the implementation of a new repairs IT system.
Responsible for articulating problems and solutions in ways understood by all stakeholders, you will have excellent collaboration skills to bring the right people together to achieve positive outcomes.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.