Help us to shape future library and cultural services
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Manager (12-month maternity cover) to join our expanding Transformation team at Surrey County Council.
If you're a skilled and enthusiastic programme manager, you could be part of an ambitious and progressive council that aims to make a positive difference to the lives of our residents everyday.
As Senior Programme Manager, you'll support our delivery work, collaborating and liaising with operational teams, health and cultural partners and council colleagues to create excellent, inclusive, library and community services and experiences for those who live, work or study in Surrey.
The programme ambition is to bring culture to everyone through building stronger relationships with our communities and designing modern, impactful services with local people that respond to needs and operational and strategic priorities. This will include reimagined events, activities, spaces and resources.
In return, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills working as part of our network of programme managers on one of the council's big, strategic delivery programmes.
Surrey County Council is changing and improving what the Council does and looking to the future with renewed optimism and energy. There is an ambitious programme of transformation and change happening within the county council that will deliver positive impact for staff and residents.
To join us, you need to be organised, self-starting and adaptable. Good with people and great in a team, you'll work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will have excellent communication skills, a qualification or demonstrable experience in programme management, significant experience of successfully leading, developing and managing complex, strategic programmes and the ability to facilitate service design and business change.
You combine these talents with experience, knowledge and/or passion for libraries and cultural services and with a good understanding of working effectively in the Local Authority or public sector.
The role will be formally based in Reigate, however, during COVID-19 restrictions, homeworking is in place. Once offices are fully open we will retain an agile, flexible approach, including home working and flexible use of local offices in Surrey. We will make sure you have everything in place to do this effectively, including training in Microsoft Teams.
What We Offer
A competitive salary of £61,463 per annum, accompanied by a generous holiday (26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service) and benefits package (including a generous local government salary related pension, and option to join our car lease scheme). Please note, it is policy for new employees to commence at the beginning of the relevant salary range with limited exceptions. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits.
The role is scoped as full time, but we would encourage individuals with flexible working requirements to apply. From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd May 2021.
We welcome early applications as we plan to conduct interviews on a rolling basis.
For an informal discussion please contact Rupa Parmar, Transformation Portfolio Lead - People by e-mail at .uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.