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Programme Director, Local Government Reorganisation

Programme Director, Local Government Reorganisation

Job Title: Programme Director, Local Government Reorganisation
Client: N/A
Location: Cumbria
Salary: £105,669
Duration: Fixed-term, until May 2023
REF: 1194898
Contact Name: Helen Anderson
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago
Job Expiry Date: 09 Nov 2021

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Director/Manager to join us as we move forward with Cumbria’s Local Government Reorganisation (LGR).

Professional, innovative, and with substantial experience in the successful management of programmes, we are looking for the right candidate to join us as Programme Director for LGR. You will provide senior programme leadership to deliver change in a timely and coherent way, working to establish two new unitary councils for Cumbria in line with the requirements set out in the Structural Change Order (SCO) and for Vesting Day on April 1st, 2023.

As Programme Director, you will provide programme leadership reporting to the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO), Chief Executive for Cumbria County Council, and you will be responsible for the overall delivery, integrity, and coherence of the programme. You will be an excellent communicator who can maintain effective relationships with senior leaders from all councils and with elected Members to ensure a productive programme environment is created. The role will also involve ensuring the programme effectively commissions and manages the contractors and third-party suppliers that will provide support and services to the LGR Programme.

We are looking for someone with significant experience working in a senior position in a large public sector organisation, where you have managed complex stakeholder and Member relationships in a politically sensitive environment. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of LGR processes and requirements, and you will be able to demonstrate evidence of ensuring good governance and being responsive to the present and future needs of all the organisations involved.

This role with be hosted by Carlisle City Council.

This is a career-defining opportunity for the right person, so if you believe you have the necessary skills, competency and experience to fulfil this role, please reach out to our recruitment partners at Tile Hill for a further discussion: Helen Anderson (07534 602845), Anj Popat (07425 183357) or Clare Connor (0161 408 0703).

Closing date

Midnight on Tuesday 9th November 2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement (four pages maximum) addressing the criteria set out in the role profile and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Applications must include the following:

  • Full contact details;

  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);

  • Notification of any dates when you are not available (or where you may have difficulty with the timetable outlined below);

  • Current salary package.

To submit your application, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a response to confirm that it has been received. If you do not receive this response, please contact us to let us know.

Indicative Timetable



Closing Date

Midnight on Tuesday 9th November 2021

Longlisting Meeting

(Tile Hill will inform you of your application status at this stage)

Friday 12th November 2021

Virtual Technical Assessments

(Undertaken by Cumbria LGR directly)

Monday 15th November 2021

Shortlisting for Final Panel Interviews

(Cumbria LGR will inform you of the interview outcome at this stage)

Later in W/C Monday 15th November 2021

Virtual Final Panel Interviews

(Undertaken by Cumbria LGR directly)

Thursday 25th November 2021

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