Programme Management Office Manager
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: HOLO-003087

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 09/06/2024

Salary: £61,478 per annum

Employment Type: Fixed term or secondment considered, full-time

Department: Strategy & Reform

Hours Per Week: 35

Location: London/office based (Hybrid working – minimum 2 days in London). Homeworking will be considered (salary reduced by London weighting) but regular London attendance will be required.

Term: 12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity

About us

The LGA is the national representative body for local government in England. Working on behalf of councils to support, promote and improve local government. We also represent Welsh councils through a corporate membership arrangement with the Welsh LGA. 

We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.  We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector. 

There is a lot of external change also on the horizon: the political environment and the outcome of the general election, as well as changing priorities, areas of risk and opportunities for our members. We need to not just manage these changes but lead them in a planned and purposeful way to shape our future and prepare for what lies ahead. As we embark on an exciting journey of transformation we are looking to create a Programme Management Office to support delivery.

About the role 

As part of our new programme management office, you will work closely with the Head of Strategy & Design to identify cross-organisational priorities and create the infrastructure to deliver change by ensuring that the necessary processes and documentation are in place.

This role is central to our change programme, overseeing all programme assurance, budgets, risks, issues and interdependencies so that work can be delivered at pace.

About you 

You will have experience in running projects and programmes and will have designed and implemented governance, reporting and assurance frameworks for a varied and complex workload. You have worked with significant budgets (£1m+) and developed programme management tools, templates and documentation ensuring that these are applied consistently across an organisation. 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and include a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria of the role before the closing date. We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities.

Closing Date:         5pm, 9 June 2024
Interview Date:     To be confirmed.

At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”.  If you are require  an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via 

You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage. 

Our benefits

  • LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 31 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
  • Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office two days per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
  • Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
  • The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
  • Family friendly policies

For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage

Our values & behaviours 

    Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:

    • how we work with each other 
    • how we work with our members and stakeholders
    • our expectations for ourselves and each other 

    Our values are:

    Inclusive - We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices. 

    Ambitious - We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.

    Collaborative - We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.


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