Programme Manager: Infrastructure Improvement Programme
Are you able to shape, plan and implement infrastructure work within the city’s parks as part of the City Park’s plans to improve and renovate park’s infrastructure, putting it on a more financially and environmentally sustainable footing for the future.
Do you have a sound technical knowledge of building management and maintenance?
Can you be innovative when looking at the future use of buildings within parks
Can you prioritize based on the level of risk.
If so this could be the job for you Brighton and Hove Council is looking for a Programme Manager: Infrastructure Improvement Programme to prioritize infrastructure improvements in the city’s parks and then implement the improvements with a key objective to improve their environmental and financial sustainability.
Contract: Fixed Term for 24 months, full-time.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
The city of Brighton & Hove has approximately 147 parks and gardens (covering 1,200 hectares), including eight award-winning Green Flag parks Within the parks much of the infrastructure is dated and in poor repair. Funding from both external and internal sources is now available to reverse this decline but the future of these facilities is dependent upon them being put on to a more financially sustainable position going forwards.
The post holder will be reporting to the Head of Operations Cityparks and will hold the technical expertise in building management and maintenance within this section of the Council. This means that the post holder will need to be self- motivating and well organised with the ability to agree and hit deadlines.
The post holder will need to work with with building users in particular sports governing bodies to maximise compliance with their standards for sports provision and look at future management options for buildings.
Candidates are required to hold a full UK driving licence. And will need to travel widely within the Cities land holdings which are slightly larger than our administrative boundaries.
Contracted working hours are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.
Occasional evening meetings with facility users.
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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 offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. 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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