East Herts District Council
£40760 - £44632
East Herts District Council
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About the role
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to work on a number of East Herts Council initiatives. This will include taking a leading role on the exciting and rewarding Castle Park project in Bishop's Stortford. This lottery funded re-design of the town centre park will involve refurbishment of a building, construction of a bridge, protection of heritage, wildlife enhancements, development of sports facilities and community projects.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
Effective contract management of construction projects
Reporting, collaborative working and team working
Procurement of goods and services as required to deliver agreed programmes of work
Motivating and engaging in a multi-stakeholder environment to deliver outcomes
Effective management of all operational budgets associated with individual projects in accordance with financial regulations
An ability to work outside normal office hours when necessary e.g. evening or weekend member and public meetings
The ideal candidate will have:
Educated to degree level or previous business projects or development experience
Project management qualification
Track record of delivering successful projects
Experience of managing projects in a large organization or multi-agency environment
Experience of writing business cases, project initiation documents and specifications
Able to interface with technical and business specialists internally and within partner or supplier organisations
Additional desirable but not essential skills include
Degree in an engineering or construction related subject
RICS or RIBA related project management qualification
Experience of delivering construction projects / urban regeneration projects
Political sensitivity and experience of working with Members
Experience of influencing staff at all levels to ensure all members of the team including users and stakeholders own project objectives
East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages. We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy.
The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.
Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy.
Our team is at the very heart of our council - we recognise that together with our elected members, we make the difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance.
Benefits of working for us
A variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working
Local Government pension scheme
Generous annual leave
A range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres
Professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the organisation
Flexible and supportive team
As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, e.g. public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare.
How to apply
Please submit your CV referencing the job number (CSP06b) in the first instance. Candidates who pass the first shortlist will then be contacted and asked to complete an application form.
Closing date: 23 April at 9am.
If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful.
We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity