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Assets Programme Manager
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/213822/11225
  • Published: Mon 03/10/2022, 15:06 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/10/2022, 15:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,659 - £51,919 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Assets Programme Manager

Team:  Assets

Salary:  £48,659 - £51,919 per annum pro rata 

Job Family:  CBG14 Managing 

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role 

Contract:  Hybrid - Permanent

Closing Date: 17th October 2022

Interview Date:  w/c 31st October 2022  This will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users.  If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview. 


About Us: 

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  


As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  


This is a great time to join us on our journey. 


More about the role:

The Council’s Assets department delivers a range of services which encompasses managing the Council’s construction and infrastructure projects, managing the Council’s buildings (including maintenance and repairs), dealing with all leases, land ownership, acquisitions and disposal of surplus sites.


You will act as the single point of contact for the Assets Department regarding the Council’s Schools for the Future programme, liaising with services and cascading information across Assets in a timely and effective manner.

Working closely with the Assets Management Team and reporting to them on the SFF programme, identifying any issues, changes or key milestones and briefing them accordingly.


Working across all services in the department you will maintain, manage and report on the portfolio of SFF projects of all live and pending projects that the Assets is involved in delivering.  Using your experience, you will ensure that effective governance and high-quality project management documentation is in place for all projects within the programme to enable effective project delivery and reporting.


Part of your role will involve providing quality assurance on all reports produced by Assets prior to their issue to the programme team. You will coordinate workstreams from across Assets for the Schools for the Future programme, escalating any blockers or issues to Assets Senior Management if required.


To join us you will have experience in a similar role or an equivalent qualification, ideally from a construction, estates or asset management background. You are organised, well versed in programme management methodology, and an effective coordinator to support you facilitating joined up delivery of a complex programme.  You are able to critically review project documentation and enjoy completing tasks in a complex environment to tight timescales. With this expertise, you will have the confidence to contribute and your strong communication skills will be essential along with an organised, team-focused approach.  The role holder will work across the Assets Service and Central Bedfordshire Council, interacting with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders to deliver effective combined solutions.


What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.  

  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home  

  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate 

  • Social Work England registration fees paid annually (for qualified social workers in adults and children's inc snr pracs, Team Managers where qualification required) 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences 

  • Staff network and support groups 

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here 

  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available 

  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 


Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Assets Programme Manager Recruitment Pack  


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jessica Mortimer at or on 0300 300 4769


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 


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