Senior Assurance Specialist- Major Projects

Birmingham, West Midlands
£38227 - £43026 per annum + exclusive benefits
17 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. This truly is a role that will have an impact on the whole of our region.

Working within Corporate Services, the Programme Assurance team ensures that all projects within the WMCA Investment Portfolio are managed and assured to the highest possible standard, in addition to supporting all Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) projects and programmes.

This new role will require you to lead independent programme assurance reviews for major projects within the WMCA Investment Portfolio.

To be successful in this role, you will be customer and results oriented, able to influence key internal and external stakeholders, and bring issues to successful resolution. As a Senior Programme Assurance Specialist, you will have demonstrable knowledge of project management and appraisal tools and methodologies to be able to ensure appropriate scrutiny of our major investment initiatives.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

To apply for this role please register with our Online Recruitment System at which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing date: 28th April 2019

Interview date: 2nd May 2019 – time slot to be communicated by close on 30th April 19.

Please note that the interview process will be made up of an assessment and competency based questions. Information on the assessment will be presented on the day of interview and it is anticipated that the overall process will take approximately 1.5 Hrs.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

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