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Bicester Garden Town Programme Manager

Cherwell District Council
Banbury, Oxfordshire / agile
Grade M: £64,037.50 - £68,116.00 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

The Job:  


The Bicester Garden Town Programme Manager role is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and highly committed individual to make a positive impact at Cherwell District Council. Bicester is experiencing significant growth and this position coordinates a series of projects and wider public sector services to ensure this is delivered in a sustainable fashion.


This will be achieved by ensuring projects are specified and delivered to the highest project management standards and that internal and external stakeholders are fully engaged in the Bicester Garden Town Programme.


You will provide strong leadership and motivate the team and wider colleagues to deliver high quality outcomes from project work whilst supporting transformation and strong partnership working across the council. 


The successful applicant will act as professional lead for the service. 


The Person


We need someone with experience, drive and commitment to lead and manage the service developing the programme with Homes England and within the wider garden town community.


You will have experience of working in and managing services relating to regeneration, growth and development with a focus on project delivery and managing complex planning and development schemes.


You will have proven experience of building networks and partnerships with the public and private sector both locally and nationally, and with key stakeholders, businesses, and residents. 


You will actively contribute, deliver and monitor the vision, strategic direction and core values of the council and provide a clear sense of direction, optimism, and purpose. 


You will have a track record of delivering right first time projects and organisational change in complex environments.  


The Benefits:


The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We offer agile working, which means we don’t have a rigid work location. Our staff work from home and in the office to suit the business need. Other benefits include: 


  • A generous annual leave entitlement 26 days + Bank holidays Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (Including Employer Contribution) Cycle to work scheme Annual Flu Vaccination £25 Annual eye test voucher Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service) Flexible working policy

Closing date: Tuesday 6th May 2024


Interview date: Wednesday 8 May 2024


For more information, please contact James Wilson on 01295 221749 or


Cherwell District Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



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01295 252535
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