Interim Programme Director for Strategic Reset



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 July 2021

  • Client


Ref: GSi75600

A London Borough are seeking an Interim Programme Director for Strategic Reset,  The Programme Director to provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction on our Strategic Reset Programme, as we move out of the COVID crisis. The first 6 months being especially critical with the need to work at pace and with significant levels of innovation and you will need to ensure that the Reset Programme:

  • Is robustly structured with clear accountabilities, facilitating cross-cutting work
  • Considers the requirements of all strategic stakeholders
  • Delivers benefits for our residents and communities
  • Produces outstanding value from programme investment

Initially, the successful candidate will be required to develop and agree a detailed programme delivery structure that will deliver the council’s roadmap for change over the next 12-18 months. This will include consideration of the required interfaces with senior management and politicians, and how to ensure the council stays focused on the agreed outcomes and key metrics. Responsibility for the strands of work that make up the Reset Programme will be vested in different areas of the council.  The successful candidate will need to develop and shape strong partnerships with a range of senior stakeholders, working collaboratively and via matrix management. There will be regular engagement with Strategic Directors and Programme Leads, as well as relevant Cabinet Members.

The successful candidate must have previous experience of similar roles within the public sector (and ideally local government). You should be able to demonstrate leadership and relationship-building skills and provide evidence of successful outcome-focused programme delivery.  The post is inside IR35 and up to £650 per day for 6 months initially. If you would like to apply for this role please submit a CV in Word format that demonstrates the above criteria by Friday 4th June.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Anton Ramdhanie: 07384 253674