Programme Manager – Housing & Land

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Programme Manager – Housing & Land
Newham, London
Interim Position

GLA 0007 2588 / 1

Posted: 8th March 2023 12:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.45 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Newham, London,

    E16 1ZE

What's involved with this role:

Interim Programme Manager – Housing & Land

Reference no:  GLA 0007 2588 / 1

Pay Rate: £29.45 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 5 months

Hybrid working – 2 days in the office and 3 working from home

Basic DBS disclosure required for this role

Programme Manager will lead, develop and implement programme management processes for the LEDU, performance management of projects and expenditure against budgets, tracking of deliverables and risk and issues management. Produce clear, accurate and timely senior level reports, options appraisals and recommendations to the LEDU Leadership Team and Major Projects Group to monitor programme delivery against the London Estates Board targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To create and put in place systems for the effective management, improvement and delivery of a complex programme across London.
  • To develop project and financial schedules and procedures in relation to the London NHS estate portfolio. This will include the preparation of regular project monitoring reports to include outputs, capital requirements, risks etc, including 'dashboards', and LEB papers where required.
  • Manage and control the overall monitoring of programme financial information such as income and expenditure forecasts, cash flow management, spend against budget and oversee the project financial monitoring undertaken by project leads.
  • To develop tracking systems to assist in the recording of performance of the LEDU against key regional and national targets.
  • On behalf of the LEDU act as a key operational interface with Devolution partners and liaise with STPs, CCGs and providers to support programme and project management.
  • Enable leads to monitor and evaluate project activities and milestones against targets. Produce programme and project communication and reports in order to track and report on project progress.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders - supporting the core project and financial work streams associated with the management and development of the London capital pipeline.
  • Influence the development of a NHS land & property asset database for London that will ensure that all data is consistent, accurate and relevant.
  • Develop, implement and manage guidelines and standardised approaches to support and maintain good programme and project management practices for the LEB and LEDU.
  • Provide the LEDU Leadership Team with oversight of risk assessments with periodic reviews of the whole risk register and ensuring that the programme governance and risk management are in line with procedures and policies.
  • Provide expert advice and leadership in the management of the IT systems and processes to ensure that business systems are fit for purpose, accurate and operating effectively.
  • Enable the LEDU Programme Director to realise the benefits of NHS opportunities and wider public-sector collaboration.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Degree level qualification and/or appropriate professional qualifications/membership.
  2. A relevant professional qualification (MSP/APMP/Prince2/or equivalent) or relevant experience.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of developing and establishing business and programme management processes;
  3. Experience of controlling large budgets and preparation of cash flows and management accounts;
  4. Well-developed IT skills and experience of using project management and financial management software packages;
  5. Experience of commissioning, procurement and managing consultants;
  6. Strong organisational and planning skills including experience of operating in highly pressured and complex environments;
  7. Significant experience and evidence of effective report writing;
  8. Experience of senior level stakeholder engagement;
  9. Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  10. Good judgement and awareness of business needs;
  11. An understanding of NHS estate and finance management arrangements; and
  12. Experience of producing and delivering presentations to a wide audience.
  13. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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.

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. 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.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Programme Manager – Housing & Land
Client Category: Local Authority

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