West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Project & Programme Manager

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £42,403 to £50,512 per annum (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced Project & Programme Manager looking for an exciting new opportunity within a forward-thinking local authority? West Berkshire Council is seeking a motivated and skilled individual to join our Customer Engagement & Transformation Service as a Project & Programme Manager.

Reporting to the Acting Transformation and Programme Manager, you will play a key role in delivering a wide range of projects and programmes that contribute to the continuous improvement and transformation of our services. You will have the opportunity to work across various service areas, collaborating with stakeholders at all levels to drive positive change and achieve strategic objectives.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proven experience in successfully managing and delivering complex projects and programmes within a public sector or similar environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate project teams to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities, with the confidence to engage with a diverse range of individuals.
  • Sound knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques, ensuring effective planning, monitoring, and control of initiatives.
  • A proactive and solution-focused approach, with the ability to identify and address potential risks and issues in a timely manner.

Please note, this role is fixed term until 1st July 2026 – Backfill for secondment

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. 

Interview date: 1st August 2024

To learn more about the role, please contact Anita Stanbury on 07827907882 or email Anita.Stanbury1@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive difference in our local community. 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.

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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