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Programme Manager (Digital Infrastructure Group)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
Up to £50,512 per annum (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Programme Manager with a passion for driving digital transformation and emerging digital technologies? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? If so, West Berkshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join our Customer Engagement & Transformation Service as a Programme Manager within the Digital Infrastructure Group (DiG) team.

As the DiG Programme Manager, you will play a key role in leading and delivering a range of digital infrastructure projects, ensuring the successful implementation of technology solutions that enhance service delivery and improve outcomes for the residents and businesses across the 6 Berkshire authorities which form part of the DiG. This role is ringfenced for a period to deliver the objectives of the Berkshire Digital Infrastructure Group chaired by the CEO of West Berkshire Council reporting to the Acting Transformation and Programme Manager, you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Leading the development and delivery of the council's digital infrastructure strategy
  • Overseeing the implementation of key projects, such as the expansion of our fibre network and the enhancement of connectivity across the district
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Managing project budgets, resources, and risks to ensure successful outcomes
  • Providing expert advice and guidance on digital infrastructure matters to senior leaders and colleagues
  • Proactively seeking government grants to continue delivering emerging technologies to the residents of West Berkshire

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Proven experience in successfully delivering complex programmes and projects, ideally within a public sector or local government environment
  • A strong understanding of digital infrastructure technologies and trends, with the ability to translate technical concepts into business requirements
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage and influence individuals at all levels
  • Effective leadership capabilities, including the ability to motivate and inspire project teams
  • Exceptional organisational and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Able to procure services using appropriate frameworks and deal with contracts and suppliers accordingly.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

If you have a keen interest in driving change for residents of West Berkshire and working at the forefront of technology and collaborating with suppliers and other local authorities across Berkshire, then this could be the role for you.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Anita Stanbury on 07827907882 or email Anita.Stanbury1@westberks.gov.uk .

Join us at West Berkshire Council and make a positive impact in our local community through digital transformation. Apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

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