Westminster is dynamic, multicultural and unique. At the City Council, we support the combination of tourism, commerce and business that makes the area so special, but we always put our residents and communities first. We believe in creating a ‘City for All’ , where people are born into a supportive and safe environment, grow and learn throughout their lives, build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, have access to high quality, affordable homes and retire into the community with dignity and pride. We see libraries as having a vital role in driving equality across the community by helping people to read, learn and connect.
A major bi-borough programme is underway to transform the library services of both Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with the vision of building the most inclusive library service in the UK. As Programme Manager for this ambitious initiative, you’ll draw together diverse workstreams covering a wide range of service transformation goals, enabled by commercial, assets, technology and communications. You’ll engage our people in the process of change and help us create a modern, self-sustaining, effective, sector-leading service that will have real impact on people’s lives.
You’re someone who not only inspires and motivates others, but understands how to harness the human, technical and financial resources needed to create lasting change. Experience of working in a senior project or programme management role on complex transformation initiatives is essential. With skills in partnership building, relationship brokering and stakeholder management, you’ll also know how to embed culture change to deliver programme objectives. Along with outstanding communication and presentation abilities, you’ll be capable of sound financial and budget management, as well as rigorous data analysis.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME), we invite you to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
We want Westminster to be a place you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards, and to be highly commended in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative category. We not only value your perspective and contribution, we help you develop and grow further. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. As a progressive and innovative organisation, we welcome applications from candidates keen on working in an agile environment with flexible conditions.