Capital Programme Manager

Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Up to £51,000
06 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s vision is ‘Working as One to Serve our City’. We are firmly committed to working collaboratively and engendering a spirit of team working and a supportive culture – one in which innovation is encouraged and individuals can thrive.

We hold our new Corporate Landlord Service in high regard, recognising it as a key service in providing essential infrastructure which best supports services across the council and for its customers. It has the necessary stakeholder support and resources for it to further develop and become an exemplar of excellence.

We commit to our staff and provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities, flexible working, generous leave entitlement and access to the Local Government Pension scheme.

Can you provide the direction, energy and impetus as a Capital Programme Manager to position the service to be an exemplar of best practice?

The City of Wolverhampton Council has recently established a new Corporate Landlord Service. This brings together the Council’s considerable land and building assets into a single portfolio. The service is now positioned to take a more strategic approach to its capital building projects.

In this role, you will ensure all projects are properly defined, appraised, developed, planned, procured and delivered. Also, importantly you will build and maintain excellent stakeholder engagement throughout and regular reporting of key milestones.

As an expert, you will have considerable knowledge and experience of construction project management and can take informed and measured decisions on the options available for the delivery of projects per established project management principles. Working collaboratively with other stakeholders, you will take a client focused perspective on solutions which help innovate and change the way services can be delivered.

As the successful candidate, you will be professionally qualified (MRICS or MCIOB) and be experienced in delivering complex construction schemes. An understanding of the various procurement routes is essential. You will understand client management and be adept at negotiation, with effective advocacy skills. Whether your background is in the public or private sector, you will have a good understanding of local government and be politically astute.

Relocation expenses payable up to £8,000.

Please contact Tim Pritchard regarding the position on 01902 552904 alternatively

Closing date: Tuesday 25 July 2017
Interview date: Thursday 17 August 2017