Current Positions: Project Director – Waste

WRITTEN BY Local Partnerships
POSTED ON 28th June 2018

Project Director – Waste

Location: Home Based Salary: £75,000 – £95,000 pa

About us
Local Partnerships is a joint venture between HM Treasury, the LGA and Welsh Government. We help the public sector deliver projects and change at the local level. We provide an interface between central government policy and local delivery to ensure key priorities are achieved and clients secure excellent value for money. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, additional capacity and commercial capability. We provide trusted, professional support and advice across multiple disciplines including regeneration and housing, waste, infrastructure, mergers and shared services, and developing commercial capability. Our team of experts works solely for the benefit of the public sector, helping councils and combined authorities overcome challenges and improve their chances of success.

The role
Project Directors are responsible for the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. Project Directors may work on their own but will, more often, form part of a team of different specialists undertaking an assignment stretching over weeks or months, or occasionally years, for a client who will typically be a central government department, or one or more councils.

Project Directors are assigned to a programme area headed by a Programme Director. While every assignment is different, Project Directors typically bring their professional expertise and project management skills to bear on complex projects and problems and ensure the Local Partnerships’ quality standards are met in completing the assignment on time and budget.

Project Directors need to have an understanding of decision-making in the public sector, including the role of elected politicians, in addition to their professional expertise. Almost all assignments involve preparing reports containing complex written and analytical information for the client, so excellent written and verbal communications skills are vital. Knowledge transfer to the client is a key part of the role.

Project Directors may be based anywhere in England and Wales. They will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country some or all of the time.

The requirements
We need someone with academic and professional qualifications and significant experience relating to the Waste sector, strong commercial skills and a track record of operating at a senior level in the Waste environment within the public or private sector. This experience may have been formed around a legal, technical or business background. You will have a clear understanding and experience of public sector procurement processes and substantial experience of working on high profile complex projects or programme management, with a track record of effective delivery.

To apply
For further information and to apply online, please visit

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018

Interview date: 18 July 2018

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