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Highways Programme Manager - WMF957e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Penrith, Kendal or Barrow in Furness
£62,273 - £65,017
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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We are looking to recruit an experienced ‘Highways Programme Manager’, which is a key post embedded within the Highways Service.


The Service is responsible for managing and delivering Westmorland and Furness Council’s duties for Highways and Transport Services and all associated major projects and strategic infrastructure schemes to support delivery of the Council Plan.


As Highways Programme Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Council’s response to Highways consenting and the management of specific Highways Programmes, Contracts and / or Frameworks.


This exciting role will lead the Council’s engagement in significant infrastructure projects, providing Highways specialist technical advice to fulfil the Council’s statutory role as Highway Authority, with particular focus to our response to the A66 (NTP) schemes.


The Highways Programme Manager will provide senior leadership to our programme and project delivery arrangements, on behalf of the service. This includes leadership and management of high performing Consenting teams, leading our response to major Project delivery affecting the Highways Authority network and overseeing our future work Programmes and third part / contract engagement.


We invite you to join our friendly and committed team to help develop new and improved highways services for Westmorland & Furness.


We are looking for people with experience and knowledge of Highways Programme Management and who want to work to improve key highway infrastructure used every day by residents, visitors and businesses.


If you have experience in these areas, or in a related area of work, and a relevant degree-level qualification, we would be delighted to hear from you.


What can we offer you!


  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay


Application and Interview information


Closing date: 8th April 2024

Interview date: w/c 15th April 2024


We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.


If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.


Safer Recruitment


At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.


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