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    District Centre Programme Manager

    Manchester | MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL

    Job Details
    Category: Mining / Oil / Gas
    Posted Today

    Manchester City Council is seeking experienced project and programme managers to coordinate and deliver a series of District Centre and High Street regeneration programmes across Northern and Southern areas of the city.

    We are driving inclusive growth across the city, embarking upon game changing investment in our localities, high street and commercial centres. We are cementing and future proofing the commercial, cultural and social heart of our communities. The potential of our district centres is immense - creating game changing opportunities for new employment and skills, construction of thousands of new mixed tenure homes along with driving the decarbonisation and digitisation of our neighbourhoods.

    One post will coordinate the delivery of projects in South & East Manchester such as Wythenshawe Town Centre, Chorlton and Withington Village, the other drive change across North Manchester in places such Moston and Cheetham Hill. It is envisaged that our rolling regeneration programme will evolve over time and include many other areas of the city.

    The Programme Managers will play a leading role within the Growth & Development Directorate - set up to drive sustainable economic growth and transformation of the city and will coordinate efforts with the Development, Strategic Housing and Planning teams.

    The role involves:

    • Ensuring the successful delivery of our existing programme of regeneration projects
    • Coordination of the PMO for each locality specific programme
    • Delivery of capital investment to enable viability of housing, commercial and civic development that spearhead development
    • Lead application process for external funding
    • Coordinate meaningful stakeholder engagement strategies
    • Negotiating funding / investment opportunities with public and private sector partners
    • Lead procurement and disposal programme including but not limited to land disposal, joint venture and wider commercial collaboration arrangements
    • Working with colleagues and wider stakeholders to ensure that objectives and activities are aligned with wider strategic objectives and activities to promote the growth and development of Manchester

    The successful candidate will have:

    • An excellent track record in programme management within the built environment
    • Experience of managing large internal and external professional teams
    • Experience of delivering housing and commercial projects
    • Business knowledge of Council delivery arrangements with insight into best practice delivery models that secure complex business objectives
    • Have experience of effectively planning and managing multi-million-pound complex investment budgets and development funding regimes
    • Have worked as a senior professional within the regeneration sector
    • Have the ability to react to immediate problems of a highly complex nature with associated risk factors and deliver pragmatic solutions sometimes under extreme pressure
    • Be able to demonstrate experience of working with external stakeholders, Senior Elected Members and demonstrates a high level of political awareness

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact

    Why Manchester

    Manchester is often ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live within international media circles, with 'nightlife', 'creativity', 'community spirit', 'friendliness' and 'getting to know your neighbours' top of the list. We are home to the UK's largest indoor arena, its second largest international airport, major sporting venues, great public transport options, and is right in the heart of the nation's motorway network. On our doorstep are National Parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines. Within the City, our 555,000+ residents live in every kind of housing from modern residential skyscrapers, traditional Victorian terraced neighbourhoods, to leafy suburban districts.

    This role involves blended/hybrid working. You may be able to work from home or remotely some of the time, or for certain tasks or limited days or hours. For the remainder of the time, you will be required to work at council sites or offices. This will depend on your role's responsibilities and your personal circumstances.

    Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council

    At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. If you want to find out more about the role, our culture, flexible arrangements or any adjustments, please let us know by emailing or calling .

    If you would like to access the job details in another format, such as large print, audio or printed on a coloured paper, please contact

    Guaranteed Interview Scheme

    As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

    • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
    • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
    • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

    Accessibility

    As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

    We can offer flexibility to your needs, if you require any adjustments at all, please let us know by emailing

    If you are successful

    Once we have confirmed if you are successful in the role, we will need you to provide the documents below:

    • Work permit - Passport / ID Two satisfactory employer references - one must be from your current/ most recent employer

    When you join us

    We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we'll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

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