Technical Programme Manager

£42,806 - £46,608
07 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
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Full time permanent
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There’s never been a better time to join the award winning City of Wolverhampton Council. We are an ambitious organisation, working hard to deliver the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us provides you the opportunity to make a difference. Our ambition is to be nothing less than ‘excellent’; in 2018 we were again featured in the Municipal Journal (MJ) Awards.

We recognise that being excellent means having strong systems and processes supporting our internal and customer facing services. We are seeking to strengthen our ICT project delivery team, with a motivated and experienced Technical Programme Manager with excellent communication skills, organisation skills and in-depth knowledge of project and programme management, change and stakeholder engagement to oversee a range of high profile projects, spanning the entire authority.

The ideal candidate will bring strong people and stakeholder management skills, combined with excellent technical and programme ability in leading on the successful delivery of a significant programme of technology projects: We are looking for someone who can:

• Lead on the delivery of the ICT programme of projects

• Manage a small team of project related staff

Drive complex programmes to successful delivery

• Manage effective use of resources

Work in partnership with internal customers and external suppliers

• Demonstrate a collaborative working style, being a team player

Deliver projects on time, to quality and within budget in a fast moving project environment

• Is adaptable and can operate in an ever-changing environment

The complexity of this role requires a high level of stakeholder management, an appreciation of the different cultures plus a relentless grip on individual projects. The level of change required and the pace with which it needs to be delivered requires the ability to steer all parties through various challenges.

The successful candidate will be degree qualified (or equivalent) and have experience of managing significant ICT work programmes. You will have strong stakeholder management skills, be comfortable working with senior officers and be a champion of change and the programme.

In addition to an exciting, challenging and rewarding role, we offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries and progression opportunities, plus a generous annual leave entitlement. There is also an option to buy up to 10 days additional leave. The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions and a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around business need and your commitments including:

• Flexi-time

• Job share

• Homeworking

For more information please contact Gail Rider on (01902) 553496 or via email

Closing date for redeployment: Friday 11th January 2019

Closing date for internal and external candidates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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Job Description and Personnel Specification

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