Programme Manager

42651.00 - 49176.00 GBP Annual
24 Jun 2017
22 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

We're redefining what it means to work in the public sector. Far removed from the traditional reputation of staid offices, our team is agile and they're encouraged to work flexible hours. Exposed to projects such as the GBP3billion redevelopment of Elephant and Castle, we can offer you access to career-defining projects that other councils simply can't match. And topped off by up to 33 days of annual leave and a generous pension scheme, we can't think of a better place to work. So if you're ready to be instrumental in driving social change for this bustling area, we've got a place for you on the team.

The Role

Have you got the business sense, ambition and creativity to juggle projects worth millions of pounds? Then we need you on our team! At Southwark Council, our Highways Team are enjoying a dynamic period in which they're contributing to the regeneration of this incredible borough. Balancing the needs of projects such as the enhancement of Old Kent Road - in which heritage buildings will be conserved, open spaces will be redefined and a better quality of living will be provided - there's never been a better time to join us.

From cycle paths to pedestrianised areas, improved transport links to state-of-the-art roundabouts, there is a huge amount of work going on in the borough - and it's all contributing to the ultimate improval of the area. That's where you come in. Ensuring that this varied programme of projects is meticulously planned, that it is being fulfilled to the agreed standards, that relevant funding is available and that any issues are resolved, you will maintain the business focus and organisational structure of the overall programme. Prioritising project requests as they come into the department, your extensive assessments will define these crucial works.

You'll need:

  • Good people management skills, gained in a programme planning and delivery role in which you managed risk - ideally supported by the relevant qualifications.
  • Financial acumen, including the ability to manage a budget of GBP500,000 and oversee a programme of projects with a cumulative capital budget of around GBP15million.
  • An appreciation for how highways and public realm projects can impact on the regeneration of an urban area.
  • The ability to communicate with audiences and stakeholders at all levels, including members of the community, the voluntary sector and elected members.
  • Good IT skills including the ability to use MS Project and SAP.
  • Meticulous organisation skills, with the capacity to meet targets and a willingness to work outside normal office hours as required.


Interviews/Assessments- 3rd August 2017