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Senior Programme/Portfolio Manager - Kingston upon Thames
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/101694
  • Published: Thu 20/06/2019, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £69,855 to £79,006 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

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Senior Programme/Portfolio Manager - Kingston upon Thames

£69,855 to £79,006 per annum based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KY1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

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 24 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.

Fixed term until March 2021 with potential to extend. There are 3 roles available.

About the role

Do you relish a challenge? Do you have a proven track record of delivering complex transformation programmes in demanding environments? Are you tenacious, committed to the cause and able to inspire others? If so then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for exceptional, forward-thinking candidates to drive the delivery of a significant transformation programme across the council (and its partners), while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ensuring our services meet the needs of residents and service users.

If this has piqued your interest, then our SeniorProgramme/Portfolio Manager roles could be for you.

At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind.

To deliver our vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the Council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.

You will manage a portfolio and be responsible for its successful delivery by coordinating a number of critical projects while equipping project managers to deliver to the best of their ability. We are therefore looking for people who have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, can influence and motivate, have the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, have confidence to challenge the status quo, and can create joined up solutions.

These roles are as much about navigating and fostering relationships as they are about delivering a portfolio of work. We need people who think strategically, who can "join up the dots", challenge current thinking and develop creative solutions to difficult issues while looking ahead to our future ambitions and vision.

Marie Snelling, Director of Transformation says 'Having recently joined Surrey County Council, I am building a portfolio office of high calibre individuals who can operate as an engine room for change across the organisation. We have big ambitions and our improvement work is not just a project, programme or one-off initiative to drive savings – it is the right way of doing things to make a real difference to our residents. As such, I'm looking for passionate and talented people to join us to design and deliver a range of exciting and challenging portfolios of work. I need individuals who have collaboration at their heart, who can work with services and a wide range of disciplines across the council, who can lead and engage but also deliver results. So if you are looking for a Local Government role where you can help us deliver radical improvement over the next couple of years while setting the foundations to be 'audaciously ambitious' in the future, then we would love to hear from you'.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Marie Snelling on 07971 664631 or by e-mail at or Adrian Stockbridge on 07837 170418 or via email at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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