Westminster, London SW1H 0ET, UK
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Job Reference: 14027398
Job typePermanent Job locationGB, City of London, London, United Kingdom
About Our Client
Westminster City Council is an organisation like no other - a flagship local authority in the heart of a global city. Westminster is home to a quarter of a million people and it is also an international centre for government, business, tourism and culture that welcomes more than a million visitors each day.
This is an exciting time to join Westminster City Council's Development team. The development programme is in place to deliver 1,850 new affordable homes over the next 4 years and we are on track to meet this challenging target. Beyond this, a pipeline of additional sites has been identified for a further potential 2,000 new homes.
Westminster City Council has committed to the most ambitious affordable housing initiative for a generation, with plans to deliver high quality affordable housing across the city. The programme is running more than 50 live projects. These range from some of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes seen in central London, where we are investing to make a lasting difference to the lives of our communities, to the smaller infill sites that transform unused space into homes for Westminster's residents.
If you are passionate about delivering high quality projects and world class design, then we want to hear from you. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in some of the most historic and high-profile neighbourhoods in the country.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join the Development team. You will be instrumental in the design and delivery of our key regeneration and housing schemes. Aligning deliverables to strategic priorities, while embedding a culture of ambition, excellence and quality.
Day to day, you will provide strategic direction for partnership working across a diverse range of programmes and projects. You will be working across matrix teams consisting of project and programme staff and subject matter experts from within the Council, interim contractors and external consultants. You will drive project delivery to time and budget, ensuring governance standards are maintained and offer expert advice across our wider development function.
The Programme Manager will manage the production of regular and ad hoc requests for updates and report on project progress, achievement of key milestones, risks and risk mitigation plans, monitoring and governance. In this role you will be providing assurance to senior leadership within the Council.
As a key member of the programme management office (PMO), you will be responsible for monitoring the performance and delivery of the project teams to achieve targeted outcomes.
The Successful Applicant
To succeed you will be an experienced programme manager, with an excellent track record of initiating and delivering complex development programmes. You will have managed project teams that have delivered development projects within a large, complex organisation. You will also be proficient at managing programme budget on behalf of the Senior Responsible Officer.
You will have the skill to understand the risks, issues and dependencies of a programme and be able to synthesis this information and provide accurate and timely advice that drives decisions across a broad range of stakeholders.
You will have experience of working effectively to support and co-ordinate high level senior leadership teams. You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate when you have established productive working relationships within a complex corporate environment. You will also be able to inspire and influence a wide range of audiences, from colleagues in the Development team to senior management, elected councillors and other key stakeholders.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments, please do so.
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