Project Director – Leisure Capital Programme and Procurement
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1230
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 17:59 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £76,857 - £84,024
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON

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Project Director – Leisure Capital Programme and Procurement

If you enjoy a challenge, can see the bigger picture, maintain an eye for detail, have great people skills, excellent business acumen, are self-driven and have an outstanding work ethics – we want to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced Project Director up to June 2025, to provide leadership of this priority programme for the Council, with the objective of delivering capital investments to the Council’s leisure estate which will ensure our buildings can deliver for our residents for years to come, and managing the insourcing of our Leisure Centre management when the current Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) contract comes to an end in April 2024.

The Project Director will lead the Leisure Insourcing Programme through a transformation that shapes the service and business operational strategy. In addition, you will client the procurement and construction of a new leisure centre in collaboration with the Council’s Capital Programme Team.

This role demands vision, passion, and inspirational leadership to build a high-performing and collaborative project team involving technical and design teams, directorate representatives (including leisure service, finance, legal, procurement, asset management, and HR colleagues).

You will have a strong track record of strategy development, delivering transformational change with excellent programme management experience. With these attributes you will support the Council to realise this unique opportunity to be part of building a new future for leisure services in Tower Hamlets and improve outcomes for residents.

The role requires commercial experience of large scale capital projects, complex negotiations and procurement experience for both contractors and specialist service providers, the ability to work and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers, such as politicians, senior leaders, service users and funding agencies. The Project Director must be able to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally in appropriate detail for all stakeholders.

You will be responsible for one Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Project Manager and a 0.5 FTE Project Manager, running the project specific PMO.

This post will report directly to the Director of Commissioning and Culture, with the Programme accountable to the monthly programme board overseeing this work.

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity please talk with Matthew Eady, Corporate Director of Commissioning and Culture (matthew.eady@towerhamlets.gov.uk).

Interviews are to take place week commencing 12th December 2022.

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Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

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