Project Director - Five positions available (Local Partnerships)
Home-Based or London, Office Based

Vacancy Reference: 001767

Location: Home-Based or London, Office Based

Closing Date: 26/08/2019

Salary: £75,000 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Local Partnerships

Hours Per week: 35

The recruitment for these roles is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP 

About us
Local Partnerships LLP is a public sector joint venture, wholly owned by HM Treasury, the Local Government Association and the Welsh Government, and exists solely to provide commercial support and deliver expertise to the public sector.  

We were created by the public sector, are in-house to the public sector, and we work solely for the public sector (government, local authorities, local public bodies and the community focused third sector). This means that we are never commercially conflicted in the advice that we give, as we are never also advising private sector clients.

Our primary purpose is to strengthen the intelligent client capability and capacity of the public sector, particularly in their commercial interactions with the private sector. We do so by deploying senior commercial specialists that provide advice and support to local public bodies. Our ethos is to share freely our learning for the benefit of the wider public sector. 

About the roles
We are seeking to recruit a new Programme Director to lead our PPP/PFI work, and five Project Directors (specifically in in the housing, waste and PPP/PFI sectors).  We also welcome applications from those with experience and expertise that will add to our capability and capacity in other areas of our business.  

Programme Directors are responsible for the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. The Programme Director may be asked to take responsibility for a single major programme or a portfolio of projects that constitute a programme with similar characteristics, goals and outcomes. 

The Programme Director is responsible for delivering and developing their dedicated programme areas; providing line leadership within the projects and programmes; successfully managing income and expenditure; managing time recording, utilisation and billing; and ultimately, ensuring that clients are highly satisfied with the outcomes from the projects and programmes under their control. 

Salary for Programme Directors starts at £85,000 per annum

Project Directors are responsible for the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. 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.  

Project Directors are assigned to a programme area headed by a Programme Director.  While every assignment is different, Project Directors typically bring their professional expertise and project management skills to bear on complex projects and problems and ensure the Local Partnerships’ quality standards are met in completing the assignment on time and budget.  They will also contribute to the development of new business for Local Partnerships.

Salary for Project Directors starts at £75,000 per annum.

More information about Local Partnerships, the roles and how to apply can be found at 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for any of the above roles, please apply in the direct links below.  

  1. Project Director - Housing
  2. Project Director - PPP & PFI - Two positions available 
  3. Project Director - Waste
  4. Project Director - Velindre Cancer Centre MIM Project 
  5. Programme Director - PPI & PFI

Individual job descriptions are available on the direct links.
Closing date:   5pm, Monday 26 August 2019
Interview date:  Monday 9 September 2019

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.