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Programme Manager – Town Centre Regeneration

Business & Corporate Services

Policy, Business Analysis, Change & Transformation

Wigan Council

Wigan Town Hall
Library Street

Salary: Grade 12, £44,632 - £48,104 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

You will play a central role in the delivery of the council’s key transformation plans for Wigan Town Centre. The redevelopment will place the town centre on a more sustainable footing through the diversification of its offer and enhanced opportunities for living, working, culture and leisure. You will manage and coordinate delivery of these transformational and high-profile programmes and take responsibility for all elements of the programme management cycle and the creation of robust and effective governance arrangements. You will be responsible for ensuring milestones are met, risk is well-managed, deliverables are achieved, and inter-dependencies are identified and exploited.

About you:

You will have proven success in high level programme management delivering change or transformation. You will have managed in a complex challenging, multi-agency environment and overcome resistance to deliver successful outcomes. You will have used complex business management tools to achieve successful outcomes on time and be used to advising and supporting colleagues at director level. You will have an interest in local government, outstanding decision-making skills and be able to come up with innovative solutions. You will display the BeWigan professional behaviours of being positive, accountable and courageous.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

This is a crucial role in delivering important and high-profile regeneration programmes for the council. The council’s new strategy Deal 2030 sets out our residents’ priorities for the borough for the next 10 years. This includes creating vibrant town centres for all, having an environment to be proud of and embracing culture, sport and heritage. As the current LGC Council of the Year we are proud to have incredible staff who strive for the very best outcomes for our residents.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Simon Haworth on 01942 828052.

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