Assistant Project Director – Resources and Waste
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 002461

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 17/01/2022

Salary: £45,000

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per week: 35

About us

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at:

The Resources and Waste Programme was established in 2007. We work with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) and we work with the Welsh Government in their Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, assisting in the shaping and delivery of their ambitious Waste Infrastructure Investment Programme. We also provide bespoke support and advice to Local Authorities as needed. 

Local Partnerships provides support in both England and Wales to boost our clients’ capacity, capability and commercial skills when developing and implementing strategy or in commercial discussions with the private sector. 

To support this programme, we are seeking to increase our capacity and there is a need to recruit two Assistant Project Directors, with specialism in technical elements of the work to support the Project team in these activities.

About the role

Assistant Project Directors are responsible for driving and overseeing the successful delivery of activity within specific project workstreams for Local Partnerships, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. 

Assistant Project Directors may work on their own but will more often form part of a team of different specialists undertaking an assignment stretching over weeks or months, or occasionally years, for a client who will typically be a central government department or one or more councils. 

Assistant Project Directors may be based anywhere in the UK. They will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country. 

To support the Resource and Waste Programme, the Assistant Project Director will need to be able to manage and engage with appointed legal, technical and financial advisors on the Programme and liaise between them and the project team and other key stakeholders, providing specialist advice and expertise where required. The role will also encompass key technical input and negotiation at all levels.

About you
•    Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
•    Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways
•    Able to work as part of effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions
•    Experience of advising procuring authorities of contractual, commercial and operational issues
•    Experience of working on high profile complex projects with a track record of effective delivery
•    An understanding of government (local and central) strategic and commercial management, outsourcing, governance issues, change management, procurement methods and contracts

From a specific Resource and Waste Programme perspective, we are looking for:
•    A member of a recognised industrial body such as CIWM
•    Experience and expertise in the delivery of Resource and Waste programmes and projects, including detailed understanding of the waste treatment and collection sectors, provider positions (in-house or outsourced) 
•    Experience of working on the procurement of large infrastructure projects
•    Experience of developing business cases using the Treasury’s five case model
•    Experience of engaging with the market and supply chain development
•    Experience of risk management approaches, and ability to identify and mitigate risks
•    Experience of working with external parties such as researchers, consultants, the general public and other stakeholders including providing support to raise the profile of Resource and Waste 
•    Knowledge of waste treatment infrastructure in particular energy from waste, material recovery and anaerobic digestion
•    Ability to develop, understand and interpret bespoke waste and resource models

Closing date:           Monday 17 January 2022
Interview date:       W/C Monday 24 Janaury 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.