Advert introductionWe are looking for a project manager to provide effective project management to deliver the council’s change in services for housing repairs, maintenance and capital project works.
This includes supporting the Programme Manager to deliver the projects required within specific timeframes, and budget to a high quality.
This is a time intensive programme with clear deliverables for the programme team. The project manager will be responsible for delivering four projects.
These are defined as below.
•The transfer of the repairs help desk to Brighton and Hove City Council
•Maximising social value through new ways of working
•Transferring staff and establishing services and contracts to deliver the in-house Repairs service
•Preparing the Housing Centre for the delivery of new arrangements
Fixed Term until 05/2020.
Main advert detailThe successful candidate will have:
•An accredited PRINCE2 practitioner, comparable project management qualification or equivalent demonstrable project management experience.
•Good understanding of maintenance of properties within the social Housing Sector, delivering repairs services and the complexities of investing, maintaining and improving council owned housing stock.
•Significant experience of planning and managing projects to achieve agreed outcomes
•Experience of leading and supporting teams through culture change, engaging with and managing communications with staff, customers and senior stakeholders though service change
•Ability to build trust and openness with customers and stakeholders, keeping them updated on progress and acting upon feedback.
•Proven ability to work effectively with senior management and members of council.
•Ability to plan and prioritise work – working under pressure to tight deadlines, organised and with a self-managing approach to work
•Ability to effectively influence and co-ordinate the work of others
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Good negotiation and influencing skills
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage BME, disabled, LGB, male and trans applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our directorate workforce.
Contact detailsFor further information please contact Sharon Davies on 01273 291295 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional informationAs part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
a range of other staff benefits
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