Programme Manager

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: GBP 56,172.00 - 59,328.00 per year
Location: To be confirmed
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 30/05/2024 at 01:00
Reference: 1205
JOB DESCRIPTION

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO8 £56,172 - £59,328

Contract Type: Full-Time Fixed-Term (12 months)

Working hours per week: 36 hours

Application Deadline: 30/05/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): W/C 03/06/2024

Reference:1205

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

This role will lead on programme management of the delivery of Waltham Forest's response to the Citizens' Assembly on the Future of Neighbourhood Policing, which took place in partnership with the Metropolitan Police in Spring 2024. The postholder will co-ordinate and drive the Council's response, working closely with Council services and strategic partners to translate recommendations into tangible actions.

The post holder will be critical in maintaining momentum, including working closely with Police partners to develop impactful joint actions and overall communication and engagement with residents and assembly members. The role will play a key role in securing buy-in and support from partners, negotiating and aligning commitment, while identifying opportunities to grow the ambition and impact of our overall response.

Our work to engage with residents on neighbourhood policing is a keystone project in our mission to deliver Safer, Greener Neighbourhoods for all residents in Waltham Forest. We believe our relationship with residents and communities is central to fighting inequalities and we expect our Neighbourhood Policing programme manager to play a central role in transforming this relationship.

You can find out more about the CItizens' Assembly here: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/neighbourhoods/crime-and-community-safety/community-safety/citizens-assembly-2024

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Key Responsibilities:

As the post holder, your accountabilities will include:

Oversee the development of the Council's response to the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly, and support input from the Police and strategic partners.

Oversee the implementation and delivery of new programmes and projects that emerge as a result of the Citizens Assembly and support partners to ensure they deliver the required outcomes and benefits.

Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to manage and implement interrelated projects from proposal or initiation to final operational stage.

Contribute to and influence the development of wider Community Safety programmes and strategies to ensure alignment of Neighbourhood Policing with wider priorities and maximise related opportunities.

Build strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the Council and externally in order to enable delivery of the recommendations.

Support the Communications team to develop a communications and engagement plan for the response and delivery phase of the Assembly, ensuring media opportunities around the Citizens' Assembly are identified and acted on.

Build and maintain effective relationships across external stakeholders at borough and regional level.

Develop robust governance frameworks for the programme, including reports on programme activity for stakeholders including programme boards, executive directors, SLT, scrutiny committee, cabinet.

Monitor and review programme costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements and programme resources (on behalf of the Senior Responsible Owners).

Report on programme activity for project, programme and partner boards as necessary.

Lead commissioning of external providers and contract management in agreement with individual service areas.

Manage risk within area of responsibility. Ensure all stakeholders are aware of and comply with relevant regulations and procedures.

Support the development of a system-wide monitoring and evaluation framework to monitor the impact of the responses to recommendations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be considered for this position, you should meet the following requirements:

Educated to degree level or equivalent standard

Recognised programme management accreditation: e.g. Prince2 etc.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks

Satisfactory declaration of interest; Satisfactory declaration of interest

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dan Gardiner, Head of Strategy and Design at daniel.gardiner@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

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Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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