Children’s Capital Works Programme Manager

Location:

London N22 7TR, United Kingdom

Closing Date:

21 Aug 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Salary: HC1 £64,860 – £75,009

Location: Haringey, North London

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 36 Hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse, vibrant borough and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. The capital construction project delivery programme of £250m+ aims to deliver world class education environments for all our children and young people, outstanding civic amenities, high quality homes and a reduced carbon footprint. 
We have huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home. Be part of the change transforming Haringey.

About the role

As Children’s Capital Programme Manager you will successfully deliver a rolling capital programme (Education, Children, Young People and Families) of predominantly capital construction related projects with yearly delivery values of approximately £10 to £50 million capital delivery expenditure per year, including complex projects to deliver on council people (Education, Children, Young People and Families) service priorities objectives. 

Responsibilities and Duties

In this role you will develop and drive implementation of the children, young people and family’s capital programme to support delivery of the council’s Priority 2 – People objectives which are:

  • Best start in life: the first few years of every child’s life will give them the long-term foundations to thrive
  • Happy childhood: all children across the borough will be happy and healthy as they grow up, feeling safe and secure in their family, networks and communities
  • Every young person, whatever their background, has a pathway to success for the future

You will ensure that capital projects agreed are clearly linked to improved educational outcomes for Haringey’s young people and those such projects meet the threshold criteria.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of capital programme delivery and works in relation to education, children, young people and families on behalf of the Senior Responsible Owner/officer (SRO), to ensure successful delivery of an integrated education, children, young people and families capital programme and wider Capital Strategy.

You will also be responsible for the delivery of effective partnership working and system leadership to ensure the development of high-quality provision across all education sectors and ensure the programme meets statutory requirements across all education sectors and place planning. 

You will take a lead role in the strategic development of Department of Education initiatives, working closely with central and local government as well as any other funding partners. 

In this role you will liaise regularly with all schools on education, children, young people and family’s capital programme deliver matters including meeting with Headteachers, Governors and others, including the Voluntary Aided sector, as appropriate ensuring the delivery of an excellent client and contract management service that seeks value for money with all external service providers.

Knowledge and Experience

You will be able to demonstrate a wealth of experience in a construction related capital programme manager role with a minimum 5 years relevant experience in a senior project and/or programme delivery role within the construction industry and preferably 3 years as a capital programme manager in an education environment. You will also be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully delivering large, complex construction related capital programmes, including planning, managing and monitoring, to deliver desired outcomes within specified time, quality and budget parameters.

You will be an excellent manager of people and resources with good interpersonal skills and business acumen, and the ability to work productively with Members, colleagues, project managers, estate managers, property officers, contractors, clients, stakeholders, and local residents to deliver key capital programme and strategic aims.

Benefits

As well as the generous salary and benefits package, Haringey takes the support and wellbeing of all our staff seriously – so you are ready to make a difference for our residents.  You will be joining a genuinely forwarding thinking, innovative and collaborative organisation, where diversity is valued, and everyone is encouraged to bring their best self to work. 
We offer a local authority pension and a healthy work-life balance, with flexible working hours, work from home days, generous annual leave, and an interest free travel loan. We are committed to our employees and offer many opportunities for professional development. This includes training, shadowing, and mentoring. You will be part of a wide professional network, across London and the UK. We have diverse and multi-talented teams within Capital Projects and Property working in a fast-paced environment driving change, where highs are celebrated, and lows are lessons learnt for the next challenge.

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