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Programme Manager - Schools

Salary details: £67290 - £70710

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£67290 - £70710
Additional Allowances
The starting salary for this role will be £67,290 with auto increments each year until the top of the grade
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
29 February 2024 
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DRES Capital Projects & Property Maintenance

Programme Manager Schools



Programme Manager Schools & Education Construction Projects


Our Greenwich plan has set a mission that our children and young people can reach their full potential, our developments deliver positive change to an area, and our neighbourhoods are vibrant, safe, and attractive with community services that meet the needs of the borough.   


One of the pivotal roles in achieving this is the council’s programme of schools and education related construction and maintenance projects.  This programme aims to create fantastic buildings for our young people.  To meet this ambition, we need an experienced Programme Manager to ensure our capital programme is delivered on time, to budget and to the right quality. 



The Role:

We will look to you to provide leadership, management of a team of Project Managers and excellent stakeholder engagement to deliver a range of projects making up the capital programme.  You will be accountable for programme delivery and need to provide strategic direction, advice, governance oversight and risk management to ensure robust programme delivery.


Key aspects of the job are:


  • To strategically lead, develop, procure, and manage multiple contractors and external consultants to ensure the successful development and delivery of the capital programme.


  • Lead, develop and support a team of client-side Project Managers.


  • Responsible for the financial management of the Schools Basic Need and Condition Maintenance grant funding in line with statutory guidance.


About You:


Highly motivated, strategic, and proactive, you’ll be ready for the excitement and challenges of working with a complex, high-value, high-profile estate. We are looking for someone with experience in programme management, construction project delivery and public sector procurement and governance.  The ability to engage, advise, inform, and support senior management, council staff, contractors, consultants, and service users is key to achieving success, so excellent strategic awareness, organisation skills, communication and collaboration are a must.


In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, local government terms of employment and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.


For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Daniel Stanesby;    Daniel.Stanesby@royalgreenwich.gov.uk      07712 436188  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977


Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).

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