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Programme Manager

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Surrey County Council has embarked upon a journey of significant transformation. This is being achieved through a number of programmes that are critical to our ambition to support young people to thrive in their local communities and develop independent and fulfilling lives, whilst ensuring that our services are effective and financially sustainable. The Preparation for Adulthood Transformation Programme is a high profile and complex programme, working across the social care, education and health system to improve outcomes for young people with additional needs as they transition to adulthood. We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to drive delivery. The programme seeks to change ways of working, relationships and behaviours to ensure that: • Young people become resilient and independent so that they can lead independent and fulfilling lives in their own communities • The whole system will consider the young person’s needs across their whole life course and plan accordingly • Provision will be financially sustainable for the whole system and meet needs within the funding available We are looking for people with: • The experience and ability to manage programme definition, design and delivery • Excellent communication and influencing skills – with experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels internally and externally; driving forward programme delivery and providing constructive challenge • Strong organisational and business change skills – to ensure high quality governance, planning, reporting and financial monitoring arrangements are in place. Experience of facilitating service design and or business change activity • “Hands on” programme management experience – with the ability to develop high quality briefs and business cases, proactively manage risks and issues and works with the business to support benefits realisation • Experience and/or knowledge of working in a democratically led organisation to enable transformational change In summary we want to hear from professional Programme Managers who relish a challenge and have a track record managing successful programmes. The role is fixed term for 1 year. The starting salary is from £53,018 and is accompanied by a generous holiday and benefits package. Please note, it is policy for new employees to commence at the beginning of the relevant salary range with limited exceptions. The role is scoped as full time, but we would encourage individuals with flexible working requirements to apply. The role will be formally based in Reigate and some travel to other venues in Surrey will be required for specific meetings or workshops. However, during the Covid19 restrictions, home-working is in place and post Covid19 the proposal is to retain an agile workforce approach, including home working and flexible use of local offices in Surrey. We will make sure you have everything in place to do this effectively, including training in Microsoft Teams. If you are a driven, enthusiastic and ambitious programme manager then we want to hear from you! At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow. For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council. Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15/07/21. Interviews will take place week commencing 19/07/21 Contact Details For an informal discussion please contact Hannah Futter at .uk. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. Our Values Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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