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Stakeholder Management Officer

Employer
Midlands Connect
Location
Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street, Birmingham
Salary
£31,912 - £36,683
Closing date
16 Jun 2024
Reference
WMCA/TP/155/272

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Communications / Marketing / PR
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Are you a highly collaborative individual with experience of project stakeholder management? If so, we want to hear from you.
Midlands Connect have a brand-new role for a Stakeholder Management Officer to work across the teams’ major programmes, ensuring all stakeholders are informed and projects are progressing. You will work on innovative projects including Midlands Rail Hub, Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and the Wider Integrated Strategy for Energy, Road and Rail that aims to improve infrastructure in and around East Midlands Freeport. These are integral projects that will keep people moving, improve connectivity and boost economic growth.
The role is for a period of 12 months, to understand and support stakeholder engagement activity across the portfolio and enable you to develop and maintain a Stakeholder and Communications Strategy and Management Plan, ensuring that projects develop and retain a positive media profile.
Midlands Connect researches, develops and progresses transport projects which will provide the biggest possible environmental, economic and social benefits for the Midlands and the rest of the UK. They are seeking someone who can deal with multiple projects at once, is highly organised, thrives within a busy environment and is able to handle complex relationships.
What will you be doing?
  • Provide support to the Strategic Partnerships Lead in the wider corporate partnership engagement activities.
  • Identify and map all project stakeholders, using a recognised project management approach.
  • Support the development of a bespoke plan for each stakeholder / stakeholder group.
  • Work with Communications and PR colleagues to support the development of a parallel holistic / strategic Communications plan that supports the programme of technical work and stakeholder engagement activity. 
  • Monitor activity and progress against the Stakeholder and Communications Strategy 
  • Play an active role in delivering the stakeholder engagement plan developed.
About you. 
  • Experience of undertaking stakeholder engagement on capital delivery projects 
  • Aptitude to be able to deal with complex problems and relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
How to apply. On clicking ‘apply for this job’, you will be prompted to create an account. You will have the opportunity to upload a CV, which will be used to auto-populate your profile. Please note, we do not see your CV once you have applied. Our shortlisting decisions are based on what you tell us in your profile - and so it is important to format your profile so that it really stands out. Make sure to include your employment history and include any essential education and qualifications. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement. If you already have one that you have prepared earlier, you can simply copy and paste this into the application form. 
Reasonable adjustments.If you have an accessibility need, disability, or condition that means you might require changes to the application or recruitment process (for example, you might need to submit your application in a different format), please get in touch with our Recruitment Team (careers@wmca.org.uk). We are here to assist and accommodate your needs.
Salary and benefits.We advertise salary ranges for job roles, with new appointments typically starting at the lowest salary point. In exceptional cases, where higher skill levels or experience are applicable, the salary point may be adjusted to secure the best candidate. This approach allows for potential year-on-year salary increases, offering progression and appropriate rewards to employees.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 days of paid annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted shopping with over 2,000 big-name retailers. For more details, please visit the benefits page on our careers site.
Hybrid working, location and working pattern.We believe hybrid working is the best way for our organisation to fulfil our commitment to a modern, agile workplace while continuing to provide a great service to our customers. Hybrid working means having flexibility between working in the office and at home on agreed days, where a role allows. 
The location for this role is Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT. It is expected that you can split your time between the office and working remotely, with at least 2 days spent in the office.
About us.Midlands Connect researches, develops, and progresses transport projects which will provide the biggest possible environmental, economic, and social benefits for the Midlands and the rest of the UK. Our aim of these improvements is to transform regional and UK gateways, bringing the Midlands closer together and accelerating cost-effective improvements to unlock east-west connectivity that will enable the Midlands’ economies to work more effectively together.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves. 
Midlands Connect is an independent organisation, tasked by government to advise on the best value strategic transport projects in the Midlands. Our accountable body is the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) who support us through providing HR, finance, and governance support to help deliver our priorities.
WMCA holds diversity accreditations, such as the RACE Code Quality Mark, Armed Forces Covenant (Gold status) and has been recognised as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. We’re a Disability Confident Employer with ‘Leader’ status, committed to interviewing applicants with disabilities who meet all the essential role criteria. 
We recognise that certain groups, such as women and people of colour, may be less likely to apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the requirements. However, we encourage individuals who are passionate about the role and want to make a difference to still apply. We gladly consider part-time, flexible, and job share arrangements, so please don't let these factors deter you from applying. 
Right to Work in the UKApplicants will need to evidence that they have the legal right to work in the UK.  If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work. 
If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

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