Programme Officer

Council House
£37,890 - £43,857
05 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021
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37.0 Hours per Week

Fixed Term Contract or Secondment Opportunity -  Maternity Cover (up to 12 months) 


The Programme Officer will plan and manage development and delivery of social value and associated benefits realisation through the Council’s ambitious inclusive growth agenda and ensure they are delivered within project scope, within budget and on time.

We are looking for an imaginative, competitive and self-assured individual to direct our ambition to generate an increasing amount of social value and benefits realisation through the Councils contracts and deliver real cultural change.

You should be an independent thinker who can be influential and persuasive with substantial experience of generating new ideas and a background of programme/project management, particularly in the benefits realisation of public services.

We have a demanding programme for inclusive growth and are looking for an experienced individual to create a culture of strategic excellence, develop a robust approach to benefits realisation and manage its effective delivery.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Liz Grove, Group Manager Funding and Commercialisation on 0121 704 6010.

For secondments, candidates should seek approval from their current line manager prior to submitting their application. 

Interview Date: 26th January 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our interview process is kept under constant review and alternatives to face to face interviews such as video conferencing / virtual interviews may be required. The interview process for this role will be confirmed upon shortlisting based on the guidance at that time and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not Required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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