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Programme Director Regional Park

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74919.00 - 79476.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Programme Director Regional Park

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Ealing

Salary: GBP74,919 - GBP79,476 per annum

The Council is pushing ahead with a new regional park in the borough and is seeking a creative and dynamic Programme Director to lead this far-reaching and truly transformational project.

The Role

  • To lead the successful commissioning and implementation of the Regional Park project.
  • The role will provide leadership, direction and management, to multidisciplinary and specialists teams to facilitate the delivery of a highly complex and long-term programme centred around the establishment of a Regional Park in the borough of Ealing, to ensure the delivery of results and outcomes, supported by rigorous project governance and management arrangements.
  • The programme director would also be required to ensure effective communication about the delivery aspects of the Park both internally and externally.
  • The role reports into the Assistant Director Major Projects and would also work closely with the Assistant Director Leisure and the Council's regeneration team.

Key Responsibilities

  • To concurrently commission and programme manage a broad range of projects across the borough under as part of the implementation of the Regional Park applying knowledge of delivery routes for major capital projects in a local government context.
  • To develop recommendations and drive forward bespoke approaches to individual projects, maximising opportunities to attract inward investment for provision of facilities.
  • To take a lead role in developing business cases informed by a strong understanding of capital/revenue modelling and financial viability, local government delivery and approvals, public procurement regulations etc.
  • To act as a Council ambassador with appropriate stakeholders and present progress reports on emerging findings to inform the Regional Park Steering Group, the Council's SLT and members of the Council's Cabinet, enabling evidenced based and informed decision making.
  • Be a key point of contact and a commissioner for internal and external advice and support as required to enhance the Council's ability to deliver the Regional Park, including through use of new delivery models.
  • To foster and develop exemplary internal cross-council collaboration, working relationships and better-connected services and partnerships, with senior officers, peers and specialist advisors to provide seamless services, drive continuous improvement and promote working as 'one council'.
  • Leading capital and revenue budget management, including zero based budgeting, robust and transparent monitoring, forecasting, corrective action, reporting and producing budget revisions and reductions, including external grant monitoring and conditions.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven ability and experience in all stages of delivering major projects preferably with experience of parks and/or leisure projects.
  • Proven ability to prioritise, make decisions and provide clear leadership on complex projects.
  • Proven track record of working in collaboration and partnership with senior colleagues, internal services and external bodies, external service providers, private sector partners and government agencies to deliver complex regeneration/construction projects.
  • Understanding of the UK planning and building control systems and related areas.
  • Ability to motivate, enthuse and mentor individuals and teams and create a positive employee culture and attitude based upon an innovative and commercial foundation, whilst utilising a sound basis of project management and development techniques.
  • Expertise and experience of commissioning and managing external consultants and partner resources on complex major projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing large projects to ensure they deliver their financial and non-financial objectives and remain within time and budget.
  • The ability to identify opportunities for enhancing the financial effectiveness of projects to support the councils' wider objectives and budget strategies.
  • A good understanding and experience of property development including partnership models, viability and associated planning including experience of Green/Sustainable Finance and experience of governance structures and land stewardship models.
  • Ability to think, plan and act strategically and corporately, with a creative approach to problem solving and delivering in testing circumstances and with competing priorities.
  • The ability to combine creativity and imagination with sound operational experience in the delivery of major projects.
  • Experience of designing, implementing, and managing external governance structures such as Advisory / Project Boards and Steering Groups
  • Knowledge of project and commercial delivery models and internal and external delivery partnerships.
  • Proven experience of developing and implementing communications and engagement strategies including delivery of co-design programmes.

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this council please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

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