Programme Manager

Coventry, West Midlands
£45,412 - £48,727 pa
07 Jun 2017
09 Jul 2017
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Programme Manager (Fixed Term Contract for 18 Months with possibility of an extension)

There's never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work in local government and public services. There’s no doubt that the way councils like Coventry deliver services and work with local people is changing more quickly and more radically than ever before. 

The Council is embarking on a major change programme to ensure that we have the right people, doing the right jobs and equipped with right tools to deliver services to the people of Coventry. A significant part of this change will be delivered through our Workforce Reform Programme which seeks to ensure that all of our employment practices and policies support these aims.

We will be working, over the next two years with our trade unions and workforce to review existing policies and practice and deliver necessary change. This will be a very broad programme of change, encompassing a wide range of projects and workstreams led by experienced HR and OD professionals.

To ensure that our change programme remains on track we are seeking an experienced programme manager. An appreciation of the issues likely to arise in an HR-based programme undertaken in an unionised environment would be very useful in this role, but we are not necessarily seeking specific HR expertise or knowledge. Instead, we are seeking programme management expertise, preferably gained in managing complex programmes in a large organisation and where multiple stakeholder involvement is a key factor. 

In particular, we are seeking someone with strong negotiation and consultation skills. Tenacity and a desire to see things through to their conclusion will be a key requirement.

How to apply?

You can quickly register your interest by uploading your CV. If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role or our offer before applying, please contact: Jason Wisniewski on 02476 833 339 or email: 

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.