Programme Manager - Local Government Support
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 001675

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 26/02/2019

Salary: £63,088 per annum

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

Department: Workforce, Leadership & Productivity, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

12 months fixed term or secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020 – Post holder must be based in or close to the North West of England

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 and regional team for the North West you will act as a key interface between the LGA and local authorities, developing and delivering leadership and practice improvement work in councils across the region.

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.

This work will include delivering and commissioning peer reviews and peer support, to increase efficiency, build capacity and support improvement in local 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.

Closing date:                5pm, Tuesday 26 February 2019
Interview date:             Wednesday 13 March 2019

 

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