We are looking to recruit a project manager to work in our Workstyles team in Property & Design. The role offers a varied, interesting and diverse workload, working with colleagues across the council to deliver an ambitious programme of change, exploring and implementing future ways of working and using property to drive greater collaboration and innovation between teams and partners.
It is an exciting and interesting time to be joining the team, with high-profile projects about to enter their delivery stage, including the largest regeneration scheme the city has seen in decades.
Fixed term for: 12 months
Interview date: 13th October
For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Hartley - Property Programmes & Business Manager on 07795 336262
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
About the role
Have recent world events led you to consider making changes in order to achieve a better work/life balance? Join us in Brighton & Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.
There are so many great reasons to work in Brighton & Hove: reduce your carbon footprint, reduce time spent commuting and get a genuine work / life balance. Our team members enjoy the benefits of flexible working, enabling them to fit work around caring for loved ones, nursery/school drop-off & collection times, personal matters and fitness/hobbies. Follow the 'Why work for us' link below to find out more information about the Council’s flexible working policy and staff benefits.
In light of COVID19, the way the council operates is changing. The Workstyles Team is leading work to modernise the organisation's workplaces and respond to this unprecedented challenge. You will be a key member of the team, managing projects that will deliver the future ways of working for the organisation, and meet critical corporate priorities relating to housing, social value and carbon reduction. You will also act as a Business Partner supporting directorates of the council to change and modernise.
As the successful candidate you will have demonstrable experience of developing and leading project teams, successfully advising and negotiating with senior management, planning and managing projects in a change management environment to achieve agreed outcomes, delivering presentations to audiences and speaking with conviction, challenging the ‘status quo’ with authority but at the same time with respect and understanding of other parties’ point of view, applying IT&D and Human Resource solutions, providing a Business Partner service to a large and complex organisation, and using Microsoft Office and other digital resources.
There's a lot to do, and we need someone who is passionate about making change happen, is comfortable working in a complex political environment, and has a proven track-record of providing excellent project management and acting as a role model for staff, managers, partner agencies and stakeholders on change and improvement. You will have a degree or similar management qualification and be an accredited PRINCE2 practitioner or hold a comparable project management qualification or equivalent demonstrable project management experience.
If this is you then we would love to hear from you.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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.
Part office / part home – hybrid - 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.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).