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Senior Project Manager

Surrey County Council
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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The starting salary is £45,734 per annum for a 36 hour working week.

Surrey County Council is undergoing a period of significant change. In the context of shifting resident demands, the increasing need to deliver value for money and our ambition to be a leading council we need to rethink and reassess how we provide services.

In order to achieve this we have embarked upon a massive transformation programme which consists of a number of key programmes that are critical to the future success and financial stability of the council. We therefore require strong project managers to drive the delivery of these programmes and ensure they are delivered on time and to budget.

Surrey County Council is looking to recruit a Project Manager within our Community Protection Group (CPG) Transformation Programme who can take on a challenging projects across the programme for the next 6 months. The Services that sit within the CPG are Surrey Fire and Rescue, Coroners, Trading Standards, Emergency Management, Health and Safety, Community Resilience and the Armed Forces Covenant. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as the focus initially will be delivering an improvement programme for the Coroners Service.

The programme's overarching ambition is to adapt and modernise in order to best meet the demands and expectations of residents and we require a dynamic, capable and enthusiastic person to help us realise this.

If you have the following skills then we want to hear from you!
  • Committed to delivering improvements in public service.
  • Experience of successfully delivering complex projects and programmes
  • Ability to carry out reviews of major functions or processes and work flexibly to meet changing demands and priorities
  • Some understanding of Local Government
  • Experience of successfully delivering organisational change
  • Proven track record of working comfortably with colleagues and managers at all levels and with a wide range of stakeholders including Members
  • Confidence working in a challenging political environment
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills

Experience of working within the public sector is desirable however we are equally interested in hearing from people who are proven programme managers and who are confident working in a challenging environment with stakeholders who have different priorities.

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.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23.59 pm on 6th August 2021.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

This is a 6-month secondment / fixed term contract.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Bernie Beckett via .uk. We look forward to receiving your application.

The job advert closes at 5.00 p.m. on 6th August 2021.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

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 under represented groups.
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