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Want to help make Cheshire and Warrington the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and fastest growing economy?

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Current Vacancies

Programme Manager

Full time (35 hours per week)

Salary ca. £50,000, flexible working and pension

The Vacancy

The LEP and Marketing Cheshire have grown significantly over the past few years.  Over the period 2016-2021, we have supported the investment of over £200M of Local Growth Funds, matched by almost £1Billion of private and public sector funding and obtaining excellent feedback from MHCLG/BEIS for our performance on strategy, governance and delivery.  While we have completed our investments, many of the delivery partners are still finalising the projects and continuing to deliver the outcomes.  In addition to LGF, the LEP is managing programmes of investment of Growing Places Fund, Getting Building Fund, and retained business rates.  The LEP has a stake in Life Sciences and Urban Development funds.  Within the LEP there are several activities where we are responsible and accountable for the delivery, including the Growth Hub and Pledge, programmes of work where funding has risen sharply in the past two years.   The programme manager takes direct responsibility for the management of capital fund activities as well as providing programme support to colleagues.    

Skills and Experience

The post will particularly suit an experienced programme manager who has had exposure to the full life cycle of projects and programmes from inception through contracting and investment, to monitoring and post programme evaluation. This may have been gained within the private or public sector, although an understanding of public sector practices would be advantageous. 

The programme manager also provides support to LEP colleagues for procurement of services, including drafting invitations to tender, bid evaluation and contracting.  Our approach is to follow Public Procurement Regulations and the post holder maintains our procurement policies.  Experience of this area would be an advantage. 

You will be the Programme management expert resource for our organisation and as such you’ll need to be able to work independently, use your enthusiasm and initiative to take the function forward and apply resourcefulness to problem solving.  You’ll need to demonstrate a willingness to cover all aspects of the role from policy development to ensuring administrative systems are fit for purpose and up to date.

A full job description is attached to this pack.

Location and Salary

The nominal base for this post is Winsford, Cheshire, but during the current restrictions the successful candidate will be working from home and it is quite likely that once the Covid restrictions are lifted there will be considerable scope to work flexibly from alternative locations. The salary available is up to £50k depending on skills and experience plus a pension scheme to which the LEP contributes.   

C&W LEP is committed to creating a diverse environment and has policies that all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age status.

How to apply

To apply for this role please send the following documents no later than 5.00pm, 23rd September 2021 to HR@871candwep.co.uk:

  • Your CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • A supporting personal statement explaining the reasons for your interest in the role and how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and experience (no more than 2 pages)
  • An Equality and Diversity Questionnaire (download from our website)

Applications which do not include all the above may not be considered.  Should you require further information or wish to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Ian Brooks, Finance and Commercial Director on, 07508 527 997.

Interviews are expected to take place in early October.

Download the candidate pack here.

 

Download the Diversity Monitoring Form here.

 


We currently have several vacancies within The Pledge team.

Vacancies for 1st September 2021 start (or as soon as possible after that date)

The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge puts employers at the heart of inspiring, informing and communicating with the next generation in Cheshire and Warrington.  The partnership was launched in June 2019 and is made up of 9 local Pledges that cover the whole of the Cheshire and Warrington sub-region.  The Partnership brings over 500 organisations together, including 400 employers, all of the secondary schools and FE colleges and most special needs schools, youth community and charitable groups, local authorities and employer-led organisations.

The direction of the Pledge is steered by the LEP's vision for Cheshire and Warrington to have the healthiest, sustainable and inclusive growing economy in the UK.  The LEPs Employers’ Skills and Education Board, Data and Labour Market Steering Group and Pledge Partnership Board help to provide the strategic direction.

Due to the successes of the Pledge Partnership, we have secured funding to extend its provision and impact.  We are therefore looking for talented individuals to join our inspirational team.  As the Pledge Partnership brings a variety of stakeholders together, we are keen to receive applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, be it from business, education, voluntary or local authority.  We need people with a passion for helping local young people and local businesses to connect to support the Cheshire and Warrington community. Whilst both of the vacancies that we are recruiting for are full time, we would consider job share and part-time arrangements subject to discussions.

The Pledge staff are employed by either the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) or Youth Fed.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and has policies that all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age status. We also welcome applicants from those looking for part-time/ job share arrangements.

The following opportunities are available:

  • Pledge Access Facilitator (part-time and full-time)
  • Youth Engagement Coordinator (part-time)

These positions within the Pledge are being advertised with our partners at Youthfed, please go to their website to find out more and apply - https://youthfed.org.uk/jobs/

Further Information

Should you require further information or wish to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Trevor Langston, Pledge Lead at trevor.langston@871candwep.co.uk

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