Project Manager – Local Government Reorganisation (LGR)Open to both Internal and External Applicants
Salary: £38,553 - £39,571
Hours: 37 hours per week (Part-time or job share may be considered)
Workbase: Flexible (to be discussed with candidate) remote working is available, with some expectation to visit local offices within Cumbria.
Contract: Fixed Term – Until March 2023
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 communitiesWe are looking for pro-active and organised candidates to help lead the development and delivery of significant projects and programmes from the current tiered structure with the county council and six district councils providing different services, 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.This is a high-profile role supporting project/workstream owners by developing and managing the delivery of complex projects/workstreams within the Cumbria LGR Programme. Working with colleagues across the county and district councils (and where appropriate key external partners) to design and implement the required change within a defined part of the Cumbria LGR Programme, taking an evidenced based approach that ensures services are customer focussed, innovative and efficient.As Project Manager you will be responsible for defining, developing, and delivering large scale projects which are complex and/or have a high level of risk attached.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!
Important Application Information – Internal and External Candidates Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to complete our application form.
Interview InformationClosing Date: 02/05/2022
Interview Date: 10/05/2022, 11/05/2022 and 12/05/2022
**Internal Applicants Only**We welcome internal applications from across all Cumbria County and Cumbria District Councils. To help manage the potential impact on ongoing service delivery, internal candidates are required to inform their current line manager prior to making an application.Please state on your application which Council you are applying from.This role will be hosted by Cumbria County Council and where appropriate a secondment agreement or internal transfer will be put in place.
To find out more about the LGR programme, visit https://newcouncilsforcumbria.info/
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Project Manager Portrait