Programme Manager
Mobile and agile working at various offices*

Vacancy Reference: HUD-002590

Location: Mobile and agile working at various offices*

Closing Date: 26/06/2022

Salary: £44,624 - £46,662 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Environment & Climate Change

Hours Per week: 37

* Locations include: Housing & Street Scene Building, Flint St, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
Vine Street Depot, Vine Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6NT

What’s the role? 
In a nutshell, you’ll be at the cutting edge of things! You’ll be overseeing, developing and delivering programmes of change to help Kirklees deliver against our climate targets, improve services for customers and generally smarten our approach to service delivery through the use of new and emerging technology and new ways of working.  

What you’ll get in return? 

You’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours, to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for a greater return in the long term. We support all our staff in their on-going development either progression planning or on the job training, we will work together to drive your career forward.  Hybrid working is also a benefit of the role, supporting a balance between home and office working.  For those with families, we offer childcare benefits and discounts with local businesses enjoyed by all staff. 

Sounds good??? Read on… 

Kirklees Council is leading the way by transforming services in the public sector, and we are looking for talented people to join us.  This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Kirklees, to drive delivery of improvements and to be part of our journey towards delivering the best possible services for Kirklees residents.  
The role will deliver complex change projects for key services affecting Kirklees residents across the district.  The role will focus on delivery and development of change within the Highways Service, overseeing exciting and ambitious projects to improve services for our residents and staff, and support our approach to addressing the Climate Emergency.  Whilst experience in Highways is not essential, we would be particularly interested to hear from applicants with a highways background or experience of overseeing IT change programmes.

We’d like to hear from you if you: 

  • Have a background in programme or project management  
  • Have a business analysis experience, and can identify and robustly prioritise and manage risks, and progress opportunities 
  • Are able to think strategically and develop reports to articulate your ideas
  • Can present ideas to diverse audiences - tailoring your approach to individuals and situations to get the best outcome.  
  • Have a passion for improving things! 
  • Have excellent communication and influencing skills which allow you to positively challenge stakeholder thinking, focusing on the benefits and risks of the new approaches delivered by these changes.
  • Have a strong customer focus and commitment to making a difference for our citizens
  • Can effectively manage the resources and finances relevant to an assigned programme
  • Can identify and manage programme and project dependencies
  • Have a track record of delivering change

Do you want to talk to us about the role before applying?  Please do!  Either Chris Firth ( or Lory Hunter ( would be happy to talk you through the role. 

To apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit Kirklees Council's website: Programme Manager - Kirklees Council ( 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Closing date:     11:55pm, Sunday 26 June 2022 

Interview date:   to be confirmed 


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