Programme Manager - OPE
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 001795

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 20/09/2019

Salary: £67,963 pa (including London Weighting)

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

Department: Workforce, Leadership & Productivity, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed term/secondment opportunity available until 31 March 2020

About us
Established in 2013, the One Public Estate programme is a cross public sector and cross Government partnership between the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Our joint aim is to bring public sector bodies together, to create better places by using public assets more efficiently. This drives financial benefits for partners whilst also releasing land for housing, generating local economic growth and supporting the delivery of joined up customer focused public services.  

The OPE programme provides practical, technical and financial support to achieve these aims, and now works with 327 English councils in 78 partnerships, delivering land and property projects across the public sector that are transforming local communities. 

In addition to One Public Estate the programme also delivers the Land Release Fund, a capital programme which enables local authorities to bring surplus council owned land forward for housing development.   

Alongside administering a large programme comprised of several funding rounds, OPE is actively developing its approach and planning for future funding phases. 

For more information on One Public Estate please click here.

The role
You’ll be coming into an established programme, and partnership: we’ve worked closely with our Cabinet Office colleagues for six years now. Although this post will be working in the LGA, our strategy is jointly agreed; our Regional Managers work together in pairs; and our team structures are intertwined. You’ll find a Cabinet Office team who are open minded about change; flexible in the way we operate our rules; and relentlessly focussed on delivering better services, and better outcomes for people locally.

We are offering a 6 month term of employment, with a view to extension once we have confirmation of further funding.

About you 
As the LGA’s Programme Manager you will be working with and representing the local government sector to help deliver the OPE programme objectives: you will have good programme management skills, an ability to work in partnership and form partnerships, and be an empowering staff manager. You’ll likely have a background in local government at a senior level, and understand how to leverage land and property to get better outcomes for localities. A track record of demonstrable success goes without saying.

For more information on the Programme Manager role, please call Ellen Vernon on 07464 652918 or Craig Egglestone on 07824 371718. 

Closing date:    5pm, 20 September 2019
Interview date:  1 October 2019

As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community


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