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Project Director – Commercialisation

  • Vacancy Reference: 002507
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 13/05/2022
  • Salary: £75,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time/Part time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35, Part-time can be considered

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP.

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at:
https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

We currently have a number of commercial projects which involve working with local authorities and other public sector bodies, including central government, and are looking to increase the size of our commercial delivery team.

The projects include:

  • Undertaking options appraisals and developing business cases for major sourcing projects, including the establishment of alternative delivery models
  • Reviewing existing local authority commercial initiatives, investments, traded services and entities (such as wholly owned companies)
  • Supporting local authorities and the wider public sector with complex commercial projects in order to increase their overall commercial capability and capacity
  • Supporting public sector bodies to develop commercialisation strategies and to establish appropriate governance arrangements to effectively oversee their commercial projects
  • Developing training and development material including guidance to support the delivery of commercial best practice across local authorities and the wider public sector
  • We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who currently hold senior commercial and/or financial roles within local government. We will also consider part time working arrangements if this is required.

About the role

Project Directors are responsible for the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. You may work on your 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.

The role is 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.

You need to understand 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 communications skills are vital. Knowledge transfer to the client is a key part of the role.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. They will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country.
To support commercial projects and programmes, the role-holder should have a commercial, procurement and / or financial background and experience of working with the public sector either as an employee or in a consultative or advisory role. They may also have experience from senior commercial and/or financial roles within local government.

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role. An accountancy qualification would be preferred.
  • Extensive experience advising procuring authorities (at senior and contract management level) of contractual, commercial and operational issues.
  • Detailed knowledge of government (local and central) procurement methods and contracts, strategic and commercial management, outsourcing, governance issues and change management.
  • Substantial experience of overseeing and leading the delivery of high profile complex commercial projects in a public sector environment with a track record of effective delivery.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways.
  • Able to specify, create and manage effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions.

You must have the right to work in the UK, the Local Partnerships are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.

From a specific commercial projects perspective, we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience of undertaking financial analysis of complex commercial projects in the public sector
  • Experience of developing and reviewing financial models
  • Experience of undertaking benchmarking in a public sector environment
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Knowledge of governance arrangements and legislation associated with the establishment of commercial initiatives and entities in a public sector environment

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 13 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of March 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief.

Assistant Project Director – Commercialisation

  • Vacancy Reference: 002508
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 13/05/2022
  • Salary: £45,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time/Part time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35, Part-time can be considered

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP.

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at:
https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

We currently have a number of commercial projects which involve working with local authorities and other public sector bodies, including central government, and are looking to increase the size of our commercial delivery team.

The projects include:

  • Undertaking options appraisals and developing business cases for major sourcing projects, including the establishment of alternative delivery models
  • Reviewing existing local authority commercial initiatives, investments, traded services and entities (such as wholly owned companies)
  • Supporting local authorities and the wider public sector with complex commercial projects in order to increase their overall commercial capability and capacity
  • Supporting public sector bodies to develop commercialisation strategies and to establish appropriate governance arrangements to effectively oversee their commercial projects
  • Developing training and development material including guidance to support the delivery of commercial best practice across local authorities and the wider public sector
  • We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who currently hold senior commercial and/or financial roles within local government. We will also consider part time working arrangements if this is required.

About the role

Assistant Project Directors are responsible for driving the successful delivery of activity within specific project workstreams for Local Partnerships, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints.

You may work on your 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.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. You will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country.

To support commercial projects and programmes, the role-holder should have a commercial, procurement and / or financial background and experience of working with the public sector either as an employee or in a consultancy / advisory role.

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Able to work as part of effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions
  • Experience of advising procuring authorities of contractual, commercial and operational issues
  • Experience of working on high profile complex projects with a track record of effective delivery
  • An understanding of government (local and central) strategic and commercial management, outsourcing, governance issues, change management, procurement methods and contracts
  • Experience of working on commercial projects in a public sector environment with a track record of effective delivery
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways.

You must have the right to work in the UK, the Local Partnerships are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.

From a specific commercial projects perspective, we are looking for:

  • Experience of developing and reviewing financial models
  • Experience of undertaking benchmarking in a public sector environment
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Knowledge of governance arrangements and legislation associated with the establishment of commercial initiatives and entities in a public sector environment
  • An accountancy qualification or relevant financial experience
  • Experience of undertaking financial analysis of complex commercial projects in the public sector

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 13 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of March 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief.

Project Manager – Universal / Resources & Waste

  • Vacancy Reference: 002520
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 04/05/2022
  • Salary: £40,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP.

About us

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at: https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

Many programme areas are seeking support with activities that require the skills of a project manager to work with or advise clients at the level of an operational Project Management Office. In response to this, Local Partnerships is seeking a Project Manager, who may be able to apply their skills to a variety of programme areas as required.

We are currently seeking support for our Commercial and Resources & Waste projects and would encourage applicants who have experience or interest in these areas to apply.

The role

Project Managers are responsible for the management of project on a day-to-day basis, supporting Programme and Project Directors in delivery to the client expectations.

This role is not specific to a programme area, so you will apply your project management skills to a number of different fields across the breadth of Local Partnerships activities.

Working independently or as part of a wider project team, the role includes the following key activities:

  • Day to day management of the project and the project team, setting controls and designing the structure in line with the stage and progress and using the most appropriate delivery methodology.
  • Manage, track and report delivery of key project milestones and controls, including budgets, resources, benefits, risks, dependencies and quality. Create and maintain project plans and governance mechanisms.
  • Support or set appropriate project assurance and ensure that effective change management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Deliver project outcomes in line with the brief for the assignment to meet Local Partnerships’ quality standards, client expectations and financial targets.
  • Identify, engage and build effective relationships with clients and colleagues and establish a reputation as a source of expertise within a programme area and to collaborate with other Local Partnerships programmes.
  • Seek client feedback and identify opportunities to promote future development for the programme area and Local Partnerships.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal development and contribute to effective individual and team performance.

The requirements

  • Educated to a degree standard or equivalent industrial standard
  • Professional qualifications appropriate to the role, such as Agile Project Management Practitioner, PRINCE2 Practitioner or APM Project Management Qualification
  • Strong commercial skills and a track record of operating in a contracting environment.
  • Sound understanding of the UK public sector and/or community focused 3rd sector
  • Proven experience of working on complex projects with a track record of effective delivery
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and in analysis and presentation of data
  • Experience of building effective relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of managing project teams from differing backgrounds and professions

You must have the right to work in the UK, the Local Partnerships are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 04 May 2022
Interview date: W/C Monday 09 May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief.

Human Resources Manager

  • Vacancy Reference: 002525
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 09/05/2022
  • Salary: £40,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About us

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our purpose is to help public sector organisations face the ever-increasing challenge of meeting rising demands for services, with shrinking budgets. We bring public and private sector experience that provides confidence, capability and capacity, helping local authorities achieve and maintain financial resilience.

We work all over England and Wales with a core team based in Smith Square, Westminster and a small office in Cardiff. We have c. 60 employees, supplemented by a pool of associates, and a current annual turnover of c. £10 million.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at: https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

The programme areas at Local Partnerships are supported centrally by a team of business support professionals, covering functions such as finance, IT, marketing and communications, workforce planning and programme support. The team also work alongside external partners to provide internal services that enable our colleagues to focus on delivering our purpose and vision.

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As the scope of activity internally on the people element has grown, there is a requirement to recruit a Human Resources Manager to support with the delivery of HR support services, including recruitment and induction, managing the employee lifecycle, training and development and compliance to Local Partnerships’ HR policies.

The role

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of HR support services and compliance to HR policies. This requires resilience to adhere to process, an independent and proactive approach to priorities and the drive to deliver outcomes that meet with Local Partnerships’ quality standards.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. There may be a need to travel to Local Partnerships and clients’ offices around the country.

Working independently or as part of a wider project team, the role includes the following key activities:

  • Manage day-to-day HR administration and queries from colleagues and line managers and liaising with our HR service partners to resolve where required
  • Plan and manage recruitment activities and selection processes, working with hiring managers, Leadership team and service partners to ensure correct process is followed and delivering a high-quality experience for all parties
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and retention of staff
  • Attendance at interviews and formal HR meetings and maintaining accurate records in line with data regulations and policy
  • Create, review and edit HR documentation, such as job descriptions, policy documents, templates and operational procedures for sign off by Leadership
  • Provide advice and guidance on relevant legislation and compliance
  • Oversee the provision of training and development of colleagues, including induction and ongoing professional development
  • Oversee the use of HR and training systems and liaise with the support teams where required
  • Record and report on HR metrics and data
  • Develop and implement initiatives aligned with the overall business HR strategy
  • Support the wider activities of Local Partnerships, including direct contribution to external client assignments, where required and possible

Role requirements

  • Relevant degree, diploma, professional qualification, or established work experience in human resource management
  • Experience of providing operational support in a corporate environment and an understanding of support functions in organisations
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage confidently and credibly with people at all levels
  • Highly organised and able to manage workload to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities
  • Proficient professional level of IT skills across MS Office applications
  • Demonstrates high professional and ethical standards, showing sensitivity and integrity when handling situations
  • Keen problem-solving ability and proactive with suggestions, ideas and solutions
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to interpret and analyse complex documentation
  • Awareness and understanding of the UK public sector and/or community focused 3rd sector

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 09 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief

Project Director – Resource Efficiency & Waste

  • Vacancy Reference: 002526
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 16/05/2022
  • Salary: £75,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at: https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

We provide support across England and Wales, working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) and with the Welsh Government in their Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, assisting in the shaping and delivery of their ambitious Waste Infrastructure Investment Programme. We also provide bespoke support and advice to Local Authorities as needed.

To support this programme, we are seeking to increase our capacity and there is a need to recruit two Project Directors, with significant experience in Resource and Waste management ideally at a senior level in Local Government or industry.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who currently hold senior commercial and/or financial roles within local government. We will also consider part time working arrangements if this is required.

About the role

Project Directors are responsible for the successful delivery of a major stream of business activity for Local Partnerships. You may work on your 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.

The role is 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.

You need to understand 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 communications skills are vital. Knowledge transfer to the client is a key part of the role.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. You will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country.

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Extensive experience advising procuring authorities (at senior and contract management level) of contractual, commercial and operational issues
  • Detailed knowledge of government (local and central) procurement methods and contracts, strategic and commercial management, outsourcing, governance issues and change management
  • Substantial experience of working on high profile complex projects with a track record of effective delivery
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways
  • Able to specify, create and manage effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions

From a specific Resource and Waste Programme perspective, we are looking for:

  • A member of a recognised professional body such as CIWM
  • Experience and expertise in the delivery of Resource and Waste programmes and projects, including detailed understanding of the waste treatment and collection sectors, provider positions (in-house or outsourced)
  • A detailed understanding of relevant sector specific legislation and guidance and its implementation
  • Experience of working on the procurement of large waste treatment infrastructure projects or services contracts for local government clients
  • Experience of developing business cases using the Treasury’s five case model
  • Experience of risk management approaches, and ability to identify and mitigate risks
  • Experience working with and advising local or central government stakeholders in the implementation of resource and waste strategy or policy
  • Experience of working with external parties such as researchers, consultants, the general public and other stakeholders including providing support to raise the profile of Resource and Waste
  • Knowledge of waste treatment infrastructure in particular energy from waste, material recovery and anaerobic digestion
  • Ability to understand and interpret bespoke waste and resource models

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief

Assistant Project Director – Resource Efficiency & Waste (Strategic)

  • Vacancy Reference: 002528
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 16/05/2022
  • Salary: £45,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at: https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

We provide support across England and Wales, working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) and with the Welsh Government in their Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, assisting in the shaping and delivery of their ambitious Waste Infrastructure Investment Programme. We also provide bespoke support and advice to Local Authorities as needed.

To support the programme, there is a need to recruit an Assistant Project Director, with some specialism in the strategic delivery of the work to support the Project team in these activities. This will include knowledge of governance and procurement relating to project delivery and stakeholder engagement.

About the role

Assistant Project Directors are responsible for driving the successful delivery of activity within specific project workstreams for Local Partnerships, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. You should hold sector specific knowledge at a detailed level and be able to apply that knowledge to a variety of scenarios.

You may work on your 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.

Assistant Project Directors are assigned to a programme area headed by a Programme Director. While every assignment is different, Assistant 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.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. You will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country.

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways
  • Able to work as part of effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions
  • Able to assess the implications of interrelated issues and to make sensible judgements that balance with stakeholder priorities

From a specific Resource and Waste Programme perspective, we are looking for:

  • A member of a recognised professional body
  • Experience and expertise in the delivery of Resource and Waste programmes and projects, including understanding of the waste treatment and collection sectors, provider positions (in-house or outsourced)
  • An understanding of government (local and central) strategic and commercial management, outsourcing, governance issues, change management, procurement methods and contracts
  • An understanding of relevant sector specific legislation and guidance
  • Experience of directing the development of business cases using the Treasury’s five case model
  • Good strategic and operational understanding of the issues that will deliver savings
  • Experience of risk management approaches, and ability to identify and mitigate risks
  • Knowledge of waste treatment infrastructure in particular energy from waste, material recovery and anaerobic digestion

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief

Assistant Project Director – Resource Efficiency & Waste (Technical)

  • Vacancy Reference: 002529
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 16/05/2022
  • Salary: £45,000 per annum
  • Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Department: Local Partnerships
  • Hours Per week: 35

Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of Local Partnerships LLP

About Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships LLP is jointly owned by the Local Government Association, HM Treasury and the Welsh Government. We occupy a unique position in the public sector, facilitating change through working impartially and collaboratively across all parts of central, local and regional government, and devolved administrations.

Our vision is as simple as it is challenging: to strengthen the public sector to deliver more effectively, achieve more swiftly, and give value for money to the taxpayer and customer.

Our impact report for 2020-2021 can be found at: https://localpartnerships.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Local_Partnerships_impact-report_2020-21_v1-2.pdf

We provide support across England and Wales, working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) and with the Welsh Government in their Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division, assisting in the shaping and delivery of their ambitious Waste Infrastructure Investment Programme. We also provide bespoke support and advice to Local Authorities as needed.

To support this programme, there is a need to recruit an Assistant Project Director, with some specialism in technical elements of the work to support the Project team in these activities. This will include technical knowledge of waste infrastructure and excellent Excel skills to undertake detailed waste flow modelling and analysis.

About the role

Assistant Project Directors are responsible for driving the successful delivery of activity within specific project workstreams for Local Partnerships, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. You should hold sector specific knowledge at a detailed level and be able to apply that knowledge to a variety of scenarios.

You may work on your 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.

Assistant Project Directors are assigned to a programme area headed by a Programme Director. While every assignment is different, Assistant 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.

The role may be based anywhere in the UK. You will need to travel to clients’ offices around the country.

About you

  • Educated to a degree standard, with professional qualifications appropriate to the role
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills including the ability to deliver solutions that meet collective needs and communicate in a variety of different ways
  • Able to work as part of effective teams within organisational structures to deliver projects and commissions
  • Able to assess the implications of interrelated issues and to make sensible judgements that balance with stakeholder priorities

From a specific Resource and Waste Programme perspective, we are looking for:

  • A member of a recognised professional body such as CIWM, IChemE etc
  • Experience of working on the procurement or assessment of large waste treatment or processing infrastructure
  • An understanding of relevant sector specific legislation and guidance
  • Experience of developing technical aspects of business cases using the Treasury’s five case model
  • An understanding of the work of technical, financial, legal, insurance and funding advisers in the sector and how to manage these parties effectively
  • Detailed knowledge of waste treatment infrastructure in particular energy from waste, material recovery and anaerobic digestion
  • Knowledge of waste collection, treatment and disposal processes
  • Ability to develop, understand and interpret bespoke waste and resource models

Apply for this job.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 May 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed, by the end of May 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity, religion or belief

Additional opportunities 

We are always interested in hearing from anyone who has the skill set and experience that complements our existing work, or forms an area of significant interest to our clients.

If you are interested in joining Local Partnerships or becoming one of our associates, please send your current CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in a role with us, to LPEnquiries@localpartnerships.gov.uk.

A generic Project Director job specification is provided here for reference.

 

Local Partnerships strives to ensure that we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect. The opportunities we provide are open to all. We benefit from the skills, talents and experience offered by a diverse workforce reflecting all sections of our communities.

We build a working environment based on inclusiveness and merit. We are opposed to all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation, and medical status, or the imposition of any conditions or requirements that do not accord with the principles of fairness and natural justice.

We are committed to monitoring our employment practice through various means (workforce monitoring, perceptions surveys, etc.) to identify and address any issues related to equality and diversity and to eliminate any potentially discriminatory practices.

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