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Programme Manager - Local Government Reorganisation (LGR)

Salary: £57,024 - £59,621 per annum

25 November 2021/Categories: Job Vacancies

Hours: 37 hours per week (Part-time or job share may be considered)

Workbase: Flexible (to be discussed with candidate) remote working is available, with some expection to visit local offices within Cumbria.

Contract: Fixed Term - May 2023

We are looking for experienced and innovative programme managers to lead the development and delivery of significant projects and programmes that will allow us to clearly navigate our journey to two new unitary councils.

Cumberland Council will comprise the area covered by Carlisle, Allerdale and Copeland districts; and Westmorland and Furness Council will comprise the area covered by Eden, South Lakeland and Barrow districts.

Working with various stakeholders across all councils including; service leaders, elected members, partners and Trade Union colleagues- the successful candidate will form part of a major project delivery team dedicated to drive the development and successful delivery of the LGR implementation and transformational change programme. There will be a key focus on ensuring services within the two new unitary councils are sustainable, affordable and fit for purpose following their implementation / vesting day.

A key element of the role will be to constructively challenge current ways of working, taking an evidenced based approach to leading change that ensures services remain customer focused, innovative, and efficient.

The role will balance personal leadership of project delivery with professional programme management support, often managing a number of complex areas at the same time. Working with colleagues across the programme and seven councils, strong interpersonal, analytical, programme management and communication skills will be required to ensure success.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within the LGR Programme, helping to ensure its success by contributing to and supporting the delivery of part of the programme.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience to fulfil this role, please apply below today!

Internal Applications

We welcome internal applications from across all Cumbria County and Cumbria District Councils. For more information and to apply please use this link to the County Council website.

External Applications

For more information and to apply please use this link to the County Council website.

This role will be hosted by Cumbria County Council and where appropriate a secondment agreement or internal transfer will be put in place.


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