Job Title: Senior Project Manager – LCR Without Walls
Company: Liverpool City Council
Salary: £43,857 Max £48,797
Agreement Type: Secondment
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 35 Hours per Week
Liverpool Without Walls was a project developed in Summer 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose and objective of the project initially was to react to the government guidelines in reopening the hospitality businesses across the city from the 4th July 2020, to offer a mixture of financial, physical and operational support that would allow independent (small to medium) businesses to operate in a safe manner, whilst adhering to the Central Government guidance relating to Covid-19 and social distancing.
Due to the success of the Liverpool Without Walls project, it is now being developed and extended out into the five other Liverpool City Region boroughs as the City Region begins to rebuild its hospitality, leisure and cultural offer for the remainder of 2021.
This roll out requires a Project Manager to work on the delivery of this full time for a period of 6 months initially in order to develop and deliver Liverpool Without Walls project across the Liverpool City Region. The role requirements will be as follows:
- Lead all aspects of the development and strategic delivery of the 'Liverpool Without Walls' concept to each of the 5 boroughs of the City Region, leading on from the programme that was delivered in Liverpool throughout 2020.
- Work with each of the boroughs to build action groups from across all Council departments including Planning, Licensing, Highways and the borough’s hospitality sector to build a bespoke solution for each location.
- Support each of the 5 boroughs and their dedicated team with all vital planning, design and implementation.
- Be responsible for all spend and handle a centralised budget, working to create efficiency through shared procurement with the 5 boroughs.
- Measure the efficiency of the schemes and make changes and developments as the project evolves.
- Produce regular reports on the progress of the work and help guide decision making with partners.
Applicants must secure agreement for their release from their Line Manager before making any application for an Internal Secondment opportunity or before accepting an offer of appointment to a post on an internal secondment basis.
An employee may still apply for the opportunity without the express consent of his or her Line Manager and if successful in their application they will resign from his or her substantive post in order to take up the post on a fixed term contract basis. To be clear, in these circumstances an employee will be resigning from his/her substantive post in order to take up a fixed term offer and their contract of employment will be altered to this effect or the employee may decline the offer of the fixed term post.
Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role. All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
We will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
How to Apply:
Your application is made up of 2 parts, Application Form and Supporting Statement. Your supporting statement must evidence in no more than 1,500 words how you meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification, the essential criteria is marked with *, all other criteria are desirable.
Liverpool City Council use a scoring process for all applications received. You must address all of the essential criteria to be shortlisted for the post and you must score a minimum of 65%. Each essential criteria is scored from 0 to 3 the more you evidence the essential criteria the higher score you will receive i.e. giving clear examples. If you should score a 0 in any of the essential criteria you will not be shortlisted for interview. Therefore, it’s important that you ensure that you justify how you meet each aspect of the criteria.
We operate an anonymous recruitment process therefore when you are writing your supporting statement it is important you do not include any information that can identify your race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, educational establishment or socioeconomic status.
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