Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is seeking to appoint to the key role of Head of PMO.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work. CPCA is made up of the leaders of the County, Unitary and District councils of the area, together with representatives of the NHS, Police and Fire authorities.
71 projects were identified as part of the Devolution Deal, to deliver a growth target over a twenty-five-year period. As of the end of 2020, 72% of those projects (51) have been implemented fully or in part. About 40 projects are currently live. The Authority’s agreed capital programme for 2021-22 is worth over £100 million, with projects including:
· a new employment focused university in Peterborough;
· an ambitious apprenticeship levy programme;
· delivery of a projected 1,500 additional affordable homes;
· regenerating market towns across the area;
· a digital infrastructure programme;
· 25 ambitious transport projects
· A Business Growth Service to help with COVID-19 recovery
· Establishing an Independent Commission on Climate with recommendation to be taken forward through the Combined Authority Action Plan.
The PMO (Programme Management Office) is the core corporate resource which keeps these projects on track, ensuring we deliver on time and on budget, and that performance is effectively managed and monitored in line with excellent programme and project management practice. The Head of PMO is responsible for establishing and running the PMO with the objective of ensuring that the project portfolio is delivered using a best practice approach to deliver agreed outcomes and devolution commitments and safeguard CPCA’s investments.
We are seeking an industry with demonstrable experience in a PMO management role, with a track record of implementing PMO processes across a large, complex organisation. Experience of working across programmes (Business, Education, Public Services, Transport, Housing) comparable to those found at the Combined Authority would be advantageous. The role calls for an individual with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to proactively and collaboratively engage with a diverse range of colleagues and stakeholders.
The role offers an individual the opportunity to take up a high-profile post that will play a key part in the realisation of a variety of transformative projects and programmes that will create a tremendous social and economic benefit for the region.
CPCA offers a range of staff benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme as well as excellent training and development opportunities. The candidate brochure can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/954027394/
For a confidential discussion and the Candidate Brochure please contact our advisors Ben Duffill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephanie Howe (email@example.com) of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is 10th October 2021.