Assistant Programme Manager

The Management Recruitment Group
Competitive salary
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

Job Details

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is seeking to appoint an Assistant Programme Manager to play an important role on the programme to create a new University for the region.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

CPCA is driving forward an ambitious plan to develop a new university for Peterborough and wider region.  The University of Peterborough of will be delivered over five phases with a capital investment of c. £100m.  We are currently delivering phase 1, a £30m investment to create an academic building that will house Health, Social Care, Education, Management & Finance and Law Courses.  Phase 2 is at the planning stage and will see the creation of a research building.

Reporting to the Senior Responsible Officer (Programme Director) for the new University, the Assistant Programme Manager will take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the delivery of the programme, with key aspects of the role being contract management and oversight of consultants and contractors, monitoring costs and timescales against expectations, and producing on reports across the progress of the programme.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a project or programme management role with responsibility supporting the delivery of complex construction or estate development programmes.  You will have strong commercial management skills, with the proven track record of managing contracts, project budgets and analysing and reporting on risk.  We are seeking an individual with a high motivated, enthusiastic and receptive disposition and the interpersonal and communication skills to operate successfully with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

The role offers an individual the opportunity to work on a high-profile and important project to create a University campus that will bring a tremendous social and economic benefit to the region.  CPCA offers a range of staff benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme as well as excellent training and development opportunities.  The candidate brochure can be viewed via our website. 

For a confidential discussion and the Candidate Brochure please contact our advisor Nick Coppard of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to Nick.

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