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Programme Manager - Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) - LG001e

Cumbria County Council
£57,024 - £59,621
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Member Services, Policy
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Full time
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Local Government in Cumbria is changing. From 1 April 2023, the current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities, whose overall ambition is to provide a stronger service and offer to local people and their communities.

We are looking for experienced and innovative programme managers to lead the development and delivery of significant projects and programmes that will allow us to clearly navigate our journey to two new unitary councils. 

Cumberland Council will comprise the area covered by Carlisle, Allerdale and Copeland districts; and Westmorland and Furness Council will comprise the area covered by Eden, South Lakeland and Barrow districts.

Working with various stakeholders across all councils including; service leaders, elected members, partners and Trade Union colleagues- the successful candidate will form part of a major project delivery team dedicated to drive the development and successful delivery of the LGR implementation and transformational change programme. There will be a key focus on ensuring services within the two new unitary councils are sustainable, affordable and fit for purpose following their implementation / vesting day.

A key element of the role will be to constructively challenge current ways of working, taking an evidenced based approach to leading change that ensures services remain customer focused, innovative, and efficient.

The role will balance personal leadership of project delivery with professional programme management support, often managing a number of complex areas at the same time. Working with colleagues across the programme and seven councils, strong interpersonal, analytical, programme management and communication skills will be required to ensure success.

This is an opportunity to play a critical role within the LGR Programme, helping to ensure its success by contributing to and supporting the delivery of part of the programme.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience to fulfil this role, please apply below today!

To find out more about the LGR programme, visit

Important Application Information

External Applicants Only

 This is a rolling advert, meaning applications will be considered as and when we receive them. If you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you directly to arrange an interview date and time.

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This role will be hosted by Cumbria County Council

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