West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Project Manager (Transformation & Programme Team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £39,186 to £45,411 per annum (Grade J)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/07/2024 at 23:59
05259, 05260
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real impact within a forward-thinking local authority?

West Berkshire Council is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Customer Engagement & Transformation Service as a Project Manager.

Reporting to the Acting Transformation and Programme Manager, you will play a key role in driving and delivering transformational change across the organisation.

As a Project Manager, you will:

  • Lead and manage a portfolio of projects, ensuring successful delivery within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels to identify and define project requirements
  • Develop and maintain effective project plans, monitoring progress and proactively managing risks and issues
  • Engage and communicate with a wide range of audiences, ensuring project objectives are clearly understood and achieved
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of project management methodologies and practices within the council

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in successfully delivering complex projects, ideally within a public sector or local government environment
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build positive relationships and influence at all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, with a keen eye for detail
  • A proactive and solution-focused approach, with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • A relevant professional qualification in project management (e.g. PRINCE2) would be advantageous

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.

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.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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