An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced project and programme manager to join West Berkshire Council’s new Transformation and Programme (T&P) Team within Customer Engagement & Transformation (CET).
The Council has ambitious plans to transform services through innovative new projects and programmes. This role will be integral to these ambitions, providing expert project and programme management advice to Officers, Members and governance groups about their successful implementation.
You should be educated to degree level or have compensatory experience. You must be an experienced project or programme manager with excellent written and numerical skills as the postholder will be expected to write reports and undertake financial analysis. You must also be confident and capable of working under significant pressure and to tight deadlines on a number of projects at the same time.
You will be working directly with senior elected Members and Officers across the Council, so must be confident in negotiating timelines and resourcing issues.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:
- Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
- Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
- Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
- Generous Local Government pension scheme
- Family friendly policies
- A range of local discounts
- Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
- You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This role is fixed term until 18/06/25 – Backfill for secondment
This post is a Sensitive Post for the purpose of the Local Government Housing Act 1989 and the post-holder is therefore restricted from engaging in any prescribed political activities. In summary, this means that you are prohibited from holding political office and from involvement in any political activity within or outside the workplace. Full details of the restrictions can be found in the Council’s Policy and Guidance on Politically Restricted Posts
Please contact Anita Stanbury at Anita.Stanbury1@westberks.gov.uk to arrange an informal chat about this role.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
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