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Programme Manager (COVID-19 Recover)

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£42,269 - £47,576
Fixed Term
Pathfinder House
Closing date:
05 March 2021 at midday
Programme Manager (COVID_19 Recovery) (£42,269 – £47,576) Fixed term – 12 months

At the gateway to the East of England, Huntingdonshire has built on its history and has many locational advantages with attractive countryside and green spaces and lying within the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor. The area is well placed to attract businesses, supported by new communities that work well with the existing market towns and a blend of urban and rural life. Huntingdonshire District Council is already good, but it is striving to be great.

We are seeking a talented individual to join us in leading our programme of change in response to COVID_19 and to ensure Huntingdonshire, its people, and its places continue to be successful.

The focus of our energy over the past year has been on supporting the local community in responding to the challenges raised by COVID-19. Whilst the response to the emergency continues, plans are underway for the recovery and whilst some of our priorities have changed, many of our medium to long term objectives remain the same. Two significant programmes of work are underway, the first covering the COVID_19 recovery of the district as a whole and the second, which is linked, our Town Centres. Whilst some of this work has already started the Council needs some additional capacity to develop and deliver the COVID_19 recovery programme which currently includes 19 projects covering our people and place to a value of £1.3M. A link to a recent report to Members that contains further details can be seen below:-

This is a new fixed term post, key to the Council’s delivery agenda. You will report into senior management and be responsible for the programme and project delivery, working across the Council and where appropriate with partner organisations.

You will need to demonstrate a creative approach as well as a strong track record of delivering outcomes at pace, on time and on budget. As an experienced project and programme manager, you will need to generate new ideas, problem solve and build and secure effective partnerships.

As an organisation we have an enviable financial position, solid service delivery, and a structure that enables us to take advantage of emerging opportunities. We are on a change journey and are seeking brave and talented individuals who are confident in their ability to come and drive this journey forward, with us

If you have the knowledge, skills and experience that can bring innovation and creativity to this exciting role we would love to hear from you.

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th March at midday and interviews will be held week commencing 15th March.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits including flexitime to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities.


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