Programme Manager - Local Government Support

Job Reference : 01468
Location : Home Based
Closing Date : 23/03/2018
Salary : £61,851 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent, full-time
Department : Workforce, Leadership & Productivity Directorate
Hours per week : 35
Post holder must be based in or close to the West Midlands

The role
The LGA is seeking to appoint a regionally based programme manager with experience of local government at a senior, strategic level.  Working closely with the Principal Adviser for the West Midlands region you will act as a key interface between the LGA and local authorities, developing and delivering leadership and practice improvement work in councils.
This work will include delivering and commissioning peer reviews and peer support, to increase efficiency, build capacity and support improvement in local authorities.
Your success will be determined by your ability to understand and respond to the highly challenging, politically sensitive and high-profile local government environment in order to manage complexities and risk and successfully maintain a positive reputation for the LGA with its member authorities. 

The requirements
You will have a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing local government and the wider public sector. 
You will be confident and credible in working with leading members, chief executives and senior officers.  
You will hit the ground running, using your abilities and experience to effectively manage and maintain relationships with individual local authorities, networks and groupings of authorities and to ensure effective delivery of projects and programmes to support sector-led improvement.
If you would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Helen Murray on 07884 312235.
Closing date: 5pm 23 March 2018 
Interview date: 13 April 2018
We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community