Current vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies:

Project Manager

  • Vacancy Reference: 002438
  • Location: Home Based
  • Closing Date: 31/01/2022
  • 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.

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.

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 LGA 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 31 January 2022
Interview date: Monday 07 February 2022

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community

Management Accountant

  • Vacancy Reference: 002484
  • Location: Westminster – London
  • Closing Date: 31/01/2022
  • 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.

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.

The role

The Management Accountant is responsible for providing support to the Head of Finance on all aspects of financial management, including month-end reporting, financial budgeting and analysis.

You will also manage purchase ledger, banking and cash management to ensure that suppliers are paid on time and cash balances are monitored.

There is line management responsibility for the leadership and development of the Finance Assistant.

The role is the lead on VAT and tax matters and acts as a business partner to key cost centre managers in the monitoring of programmes and the provision of management information to the Leadership and Programme Director teams.

You will provide support in the co-ordination of business processes, knowledge management and quality assurance in the finance team and across the organisation.

Key activities for this role will cover:

  • Financial management – including regular accounts processes, income and payment runs and review of processes and systems
  • Financial information – verification and reconciliation of financial information and the production of management accounts, budgets, forecasts and statutory returns and surveys
  • Management reporting – providing key financial accounts and reports to the Leadership Team, Board and Programme Directors

Role requirements

  • Part-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with strong financial accounting skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify required actions and the proactivity to see tasks through
  • Experience working within a finance team for a small/medium size business
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex financial and budgetary information, and present findings clearly and concisely
  • High level of competence in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook) and accountancy software
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a flexible approach in order to adapt to changing working requirements
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines and an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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 31 January 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 8 February 2022

Local Partnerships values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of race, national or ethic 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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