Head of Service - Transforming Cities Fund - Ref D/I23tcf

Grade O - £61,370 to £71,060 pa - Leeds (currently remote) - Permanent - Closing date 31 May 2020 - 1st Interviews on 3/4 June 2020 - 2nd Interviews on 11 June 2020

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The Head of Service will be overseeing the Partnerships Team on our new and rapidly expanding £317m Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) team with funding for 3 years based within the Delivery Directorate.

The Leeds City Region has been successful in securing one of the largest TCF awards in the country. It is an exciting and ambitious programme of transport infrastructure aimed at reducing reliance on car travel and increasing and improving infrastructure for public transport and cycling and walking. This programme is vital in meeting our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Delivery you will have the opportunity to build and lead a newly formed team, you will be responsible for leading the partnership with our wider district partners to ensure the efficient delivery of major infrastructure schemes across the wider region delivering the £317m TCF programme within 3 years.

For more details of the ambitious delivery plans of the TCF Programme, click here

In addition, you will also be a member of the Senior Management Team of the organisation.

Please look at the Role Profile provided for more information about the responsibilities of the role.

About You

To succeed you will have experience of ownership and leading successfully in a programme management / project delivery environment and have excellent organisation skills. Be a confident communicator with the ability to navigate complex stakeholder relationships and drive progress on project delivery.

It is desirable that you have a good understanding of highway, transport and regeneration principles and practices, however, experience working on infrastructure projects is acceptable.

Our offer

Alongside salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays

Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,

Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,

Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

For more information on the role, Dave Haskins at Dave.Haskins@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

To submit your CV and Covering Letter online please visit http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11:55pm on 31 May 2020.

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

We want you to feel confident that we are the right fit for you. Colleagues have provided written case studies to provide an insight into their professional background and day-to-day responsibilities, which can be found on here.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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