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Public Sector and Government

Programme Manager / Strategic Project Manager – Local Council

£44697 - £48444 per annum

Job Title: Capital Programme Manager

Location: Darlington

Salary: £44,697 – £48,444 Annually

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Closing Date: 09/12/2018

In the North East of England and part of the wider Tees Valley sub-region, Darlington is a world class location that offers a great place to live and work.

The Council’s strategy for growth is based on capitalising on their outstanding assets of excellent transport links, a highly qualified local workforce, high achieving schools, good quality residential areas and a fantastic quality of life.

The Role

The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in delivering the Council’s strategic Capital programme. The team’s current and planned project portfolio includes commercial office builds, highways and civil engineering, and housing schemes.

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of a programme of projects across a range of service areas and will manage a team of Project Managers and Project Officers.

The Candidate:

You will have approximately 5 years’ experience as programme/project lead within a programme management/project management/construction environment, including on highly complex, high value and significantly demanding schemes.

You will also be able to demonstrable a track record in successful strategic project /programme management in one or more of the following fields: major commercial development, regeneration, housing, highways or civil engineering schemes.


In return, the rewards for working at the Council will go beyond the salary you will receive with numerous additional benefits such as:

  • 31 days annual leave, plus public holidays
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Leave Payments
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Flexi Time Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme in partnership with Halfords
  • Access to Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services
  • Regular health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre’s ‘Fit 4 Life’ package

Please click on the APPLY button to visit the Council’s website where you can view the job description and person specification and complete your application.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Strategic Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Manager, Project Team Leader, Government Project Manager, Government Project Team Leader, Public Sector Project Management, Project Supervisor, Project Management, Local Council Project Manager, Capital Project Manager, Council Project Officer may also be considered for this role.