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Senior Programme Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/91643/24558
  • Published: Thu 09/06/2022, 17:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £61,463 - £69,514 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Senior Programme Manager

The starting salary for this role is £61,463 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

Help us to transform how residents interact with the council!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a programme manager to join our team at Surrey County Council in transforming how residents, frontline people delivering services and partner organisations interact with the council, optimised for the digital space.

This will be underpinned by a robust set of customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities that will help us to truly know our residents and users, and service and pre-empt their needs.

If you’re a skilled and enthusiastic programme manager, you could be part of an ambitious and progressive council that aims to make a positive difference to the lives of our residents every day.

About the Role

The Senior Programme Manager will lead this high-profile programme, collaborating across the organisation to introduce a new approach to Relationship Management and Insights (RM&I) which realises a seamless experience for customers that builds relationships across all stakeholders. It will require the development of plans and strategies for a significant shift in our culture, systems and data management, including but not restricted to the upgrade or procurement of new corporate systems.

The RM&I programme is integral to the council achieving a desired step change in the realisation of our Customer Experience strategy. The programme will work collaboratively with the Digital team to support development of a single view of our customers, utilised to deliver timely and proactive services across the most significant moments of a customer’s life. This is a large-scale, organisation-wide initiative that will require an astute, engaging and inclusive approach. The programme is currently in early discovery and design phase and the post holder will take on leadership of the design before moving to delivery.

In return, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills working across the organisation and as part of our transformation network on one of the council’s big, strategic programmes.

About Us

Surrey County Council is changing and improving what the council does and looking to the future with renewed optimism and energy. There is an ambitious programme of transformation happening within the county council that will deliver positive impact for staff and residents. We are seeking to improve outcomes for our residents, supporting people to live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives, drive down inequality and deliver our ambition for no one to be left behind, whilst ensuring that our services are effective and financially sustainable.

About You

To join us, you need to be organised, self-starting and adaptable. Good with people and great in a team, you’ll work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will have excellent communication skills, a qualification or demonstrable experience in programme management, significant experience of successfully leading, developing and managing complex, strategic programmes, and the ability to facilitate business change.

You combine these talents with experience, knowledge and/or passion for maximising customer experience, implementation of forward-looking CRM systems to support customer and business needs, and a good understanding of working effectively in the Local Authority or public sector.

The role will be formally based in Reigate and some travel to other venues in Surrey will be required for specific meetings or workshops. However, an agile workforce approach, including homeworking and flexible use of local offices in Surrey, is in place. We will make sure you have everything required to do this effectively, including training in Microsoft Teams.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26th June 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th July 2022.

This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract (with strong potential for extension).

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Bogunovic by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.