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Head of Strategic Programmes
  • Employer: Buckinghamshire Council
  • Reference: Buc06261
  • Published: Fri 29/07/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/09/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time - 37 hours
  • Salary: £71253 - £74907 per annum + generous pension, flex working + much more
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Countywide, Bucks

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Head of Strategic Programmes

Overview

An exciting new opportunity has become available at Buckinghamshire Council to support our strategic delivery in place shaping and economic growth. A new post has been created at a senior level in our Planning Growth and Sustainability Directorate, working closely with the Directorate Management Team to coordinate the council's programmes on place shaping with our partners, and to ensure we deliver benefits for the residents and businesses in the County. The Directorate delivers the strategic place shaping agenda for Buckinghamshire and specifically includes our services covering Economic Growth, Regeneration, Strategic Transport, Property, Planning, Environment and Housing.

About the role

This role sits with the Economic Growth and Regeneration service, but the remit covers the whole directorate. The post holder will hold an overview of the key projects and support the Management Team in ensuring the programme is delivered.

A successful candidate will need to exhibit strong coordination, programme management, leadership and influencing skills and be comfortable operating in a complex stakeholder environment. This will be through:

  • Maintaining and monitoring a coordinated programme of priority projects and initiatives for the Directorate.
  • Ensuring progress on key projects, problem-solving and providing regular updates to the PGS management team.
  • Providing policy advice, analysis and research in relation to project delivery
  • Advising elected members and partners on projects
  • Developing and utilising a good understanding of the stakeholders and their priorities
  • Reporting on, influencing and progressing significant service objectives
  • Being results focussed. Responding to issues as they arise to help keep projects on track
  • Establishing and embedding an effective project and strategy management model, based on trust, clarity of accountability, and a shared understanding of purpose and outcomes
  • Driving positive and significant change across a number of high priority and high profile areas

Any-Desk:

As an 'any-desk' worker, you'll need to be connected to our network to access digital folders and resources, but this can either be from home or an office location when required. You will be required to work from the office a couple of times a week, depending on your role and team requirements*.

*subject to current Government Covid-19 Guidance

About you

Career development is something we take seriously at Bucks; we value nothing more than seeing our colleagues grow with us, with many members of the team progressing quickly as they gain more experience and responsibilities within their specialist areas. These cross-discipline roles require a collaborative approach and technical versatility.

Other information

Position available: Head of Strategic Programmes

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday the 11th of September

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Interviews are to be scheduled between September 19th-30th.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Michelson lisa.michelson@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • Unspent convictions and/or unspent conditional cautions only

For further information on how long it takes for convictions and conditional cautions to be spent, please refer to Nacro's guide on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Our values and culture

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that's why we're working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation.

From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it's important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments.

We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.

About the Business Unit

Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate works with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.

Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council's land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.

It's a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you'll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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