Senior Programme Manager
Fixed-term contract to 31 December 2019 (with possibility to extend)
Secondments will be considered
Politically restricted post
Central London Forward (CLF) is seeking an ambitious, highly experienced and capable individual to lead the Construction Careers Programme, an innovative and high profile pilot programme aiming to address some of the challenges faced by the construction sector in recruiting local residents into Central London's construction sector employment opportunities.
Led by the 8 central London boroughs, Central London Forward (CLF) operates at a strategic level, promoting and making the case for central London by influencing policy, piloting new public policy solutions and providing advocacy on major issues affecting central London.
The construction industry has long since highlighted the challenges it faces in relation to securing a skilled and sustainable workforce and these challenges are likely to be exacerbated by further recruitment shortages likely to emerge following Britain's proposed exit from the European Union. The eight central London boroughs have come together under the umbrella of Central London Forward (CLF) to progress a sub-regional pilot project which addresses some of the main issues believed to be at the centre of the challenge in Central London and have jointly pledged an allocation of GBP1.4m of New Home Bonus Funding to fund the project.
The objectives of the programme are to increase and open up the pool of skilled and qualified construction labour in London through innovative engagement with London's young (as well as older) people and diverse communities by working to promote construction as a positive career. In order to secure a long term sustainable workforce and lasting improvements in construction employment & skills provision Construction Careers will also work closely with industry and local authorities to support the strategic engagement, operational coordination and involvement of construction industry partners to secure the success of the pilot.
As Senior Programme Manager you will develop, implement and sustain the vision for this high profile construction-sector programme. You will be central to its successful launch, leading on its establishment, responsible for effective implementation and management and with primary responsibility for its on-going successful operation, delivery and evolution over time.
You will have experience/knowledge of the construction sector as well as of:
- Delivering innovative and measurable interventions which address economic inequality and enable social mobility.
- Working with developers and/or major contractors on 'social value' initiatives including s106 agreements.
- Establishing strategic relationship with employment and skills providers.
- Successful management of external funding.
- Commissioning skills and employment related provision.
- Successfully managing a team, including remote team members who will be peripatetic and/or out-stationed locally in CLF boroughs.
- Providing senior stakeholders with evidence based information and guidance to shape strategic decision making.
In addition, you will have excellent leadership, influencing, negotiating and stakeholder-management skills.
Closing date 31 July 2017 with interviews expected to be week commencing 7 August 2017.
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The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
The City of London Corporation acts as a contracting body for Central London Forward on behalf of the joint venture partners: the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the City of Westminster and the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth.