Corporate Programme Manager – Projects Team

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Corporate Programme Manager - Projects Team
Interim Position

Wakefield 0008 BD33 / 1

Posted: 11th April 2024 16:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Corporate Programme Manager - Projects Team

Reference no: Wakefield 0008 BD33 / 1

Pay Rate: £23.03 per hour PAYE

37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Standard DBS disclosure required

This role is offered on a hybrid basis the team currently work three days in the office.

Act as the Council’s technical and administrative manager for current and future projects and minor works, including the management and setting and monitoring of performance measures and the development, management and interpretation of data to provide management information. Support and play an active role in achieving value for money the procurement of goods and services to aid in the development of the corporate estate (including schools), goods and wider services.

Ensure that the activities and performance of the service contribute to the aims and objectives of the Council and in so doing ensure the Council’s corporate priorities are achieved and maintained. Responsible for providing a wide range of professional guidance on day to day and complex project and programme management activities within PFH&S and the wider Council. Working with internal and external key stakeholders to ensure sound decisions are made in delivery and management of the Council’s projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on commissioning and programme management of services in relation to agreed buildings and capital plans, including but not exclusive to the Early Years, Capital
  • Programme and financial monitoring, Asset Management Planning, Schools Devolved Capital Programme Sustainable Schools / Carbon Reduction, Service Improvement and Office Accommodation and the strategic primary Capital Programme.
  • Ensure all schemes are financially monitored, reported and reconciled within the Authority’s overall capital programme
  • Act as a consultant to project sponsors and key stakeholder to define the scope and aims and objectives of long and short term organisational projects
  • Within the specified programme/service area, to develop and manage relationships with private, voluntary and independent sector organisations, Governors and schools in order to deliver on commissioning requirements and secure outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensure corporate programmes and projects are planned, managed, and delivered to a high standard in order to satisfy the council's strategic vision while meeting the individual project objectives.
  • Assist in the management of complex and strategically significant projects working directly with the Service Areas to provide technical and professional guidance in order to ensure appropriate programme management procedure is undertaken.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders throughout the council in order to provide support, advice, and coaching; be able to work flexibly with a diverse range of teams and projects.
  • Provide programme and project management guidance on topics such as defining and tracking benefits, managing dependencies, understanding internal capacity and capability, and commissioning additional support, and identifying, tracking, and mitigating risks and issues.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of effective project governance across all project processes (feasibility evaluation, risk, issue, outcome / benefit, change) and strong communication with all stakeholders to support prompt decision making and senior stakeholder interventions
  • Regularly liaising with PM’s, keeping track of regular correspondence, ensuring deadlines are met and relevant, correct information received, which is reliable.
  • Checking, challenging, validating and approving financial information, including Change Control Notices, Fee Proposals and Invoices, to ensure proposal is as per pre-agreed rates, such as pre-agreed percentage fees.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • PRINCE 2 Project Management or equivalent
  • IOSH Managing safely


  • Extensive knowledge of delivering and managing strategic and long term capital building programmes
  • Knowledge of best value principles in the commissioning of public services.
  • Understanding of the Schools Capital Programme delivery and clear understanding of capital and buildings aspects of the Children and Young People’s service areas needs and requirements.
  • Health and Safety Awareness in relation to project management and the delivery of construction type projects such as CDM
  • Good understanding of programme and project management techniques including:
  • Performance and risk management techniques and frameworks
  • Managing and minimising risk within programmes and projects
  • Distilling and interpreting varied and complex range of information to develop genuine insight, identify need and opportunities and inform decision making
  • Leading, and delivering through, productive cross-functional project teams


  • Management experience within a large diverse and complex organisation.
  • Experience of working with client to develop projects from inception including developing briefs and business cases.
  • Experience of direct staff management as well as multi-disciplinary appointed design teams to deliver design, tender and contract administration of the construction projects.
  • Experience of contract management and managing multi-disciplinary design team relationships JCT/NEC forms of contract is essential.
  • Experience of developing and implementing partnerships and an understanding of public / private partnerships in service provision.
  • Experience of implementing quality systems and performance management processes.
  • Experience of leading large multidisciplinary meeting and projects groups in order to coordinate delivery and inform stakeholders/clients.
  • Demonstrate experience of driving a multi disciplinary team of professionals to deliver construction projects from inception to completion.
  • Experience of delivering projects in public buildings and or the educational estate.
  • Technical background in construction & project management,
  • M&E background.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good negotiation skills and able to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing, verbally and in presentations.
  • Professional leadership, including well developed and effective presentation skills.
  • Good management and interpersonal skills including team working.
  • An ability and experience of applying option appraisal techniques to projects to ensure the most appropriate approach is adopted to meet the priorities of the Council.


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Corporate Programme Manager - Projects Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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