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Programme Manager HS2 & STEM

Business & Corporate Services

Project Management

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

LOCATION: Churchgate House, Central Manchester

SALARY: £39,961-£43,757

HOURS: 36.25 hrs per week – Fixed Term 18 Months

Your role:

You will lead a programme of activity to deliver a workforce with the higher level skills and scale required to meet the requirements of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. You will deliver the GM HS2 Skills & Employment Strategy in a way which maximises impact for GM’s residents and businesses. You will work in partnership with Greater Manchester’s employers, colleges, training providers and universities.

About you:

You will have an interest in understanding of the local labour market and skills landscape, ideally with experience of working with the construction and engineering industry and/or STEM sector stakeholders. A proven project/programme manager, you will have a track record of leading the formulation and delivery of strategic objectives in complex environments.  Well-developed judgement and understanding of political processes are essential, along with proven skills in negotiation, influencing, advocacy, diplomacy and assertiveness that will ensure co-operation and confidence amongst partners.

About us:

We want Greater Manchester to be one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and get old. A fast growing and highly productive economy generating significant and varied employment opportunities across key growth sectors underpinned by a highly skilled workforce. A crucial part of making this happen is the delivery of an innovative and high impact skills and employment strategy for HS2 & Northern Powerhouse Rail. This is your chance to be part of driving growth and productivity across Greater Manchester.

We are looking for people who have a strong connection with our core values:

·         We are committed to delivering public value and working with integrity

·         We show the same care and commitment inside our organisation as outside

·         As we grow the GMCA we seek to innovate, listen and learn

·         We do everything with care, consideration and excellence

·         We are proud to be diverse and inclusive of people and ideas 

Valuing You

We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider all flexible working and secondment applications. You’ll be supported to progress your career within GMCA and will enjoy a flexible benefits package e.g. access to local government pension scheme, great deals on travel.

The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Role Profile

To find out more about working for us please click here
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 31st August 

Provisional interview dates: w/c 10th September   

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Adele Reynolds – 07973 875285

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31st Aug 2018

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