Old River Lane Programme Manager

Job information

We are looking for an experienced individual to lead a major town centre regeneration scheme in the market town of Bishop’s Stortford. This £75m mixed development will consist of a brand new cinema led arts centre, multi-story car park, residential, commercial and public realm space. With the first phase of the scheme due to complete at the end of May (the multi-story car park) and a delivery partner on board, now is an exciting to time to join and bring the scheme to  a reality. 

As owners of the site, this programme of works is East Herts Council’s anchor scheme for place making and will be of paramount importance in ensuring the town centre remains vibrant and relevant as a retail, social and leisure destination in the context of housing and population grown.

If successful you will be responsible for managing delivery of the scheme through to completion and working in collaboration with various stakeholders to ensure it is delivered on time and within budget whilst meeting the vision set out by East Herts Council. Some of the key responsibilities include:

o    Client side management and delivery of the programme
o    Appointment, contract management and negotiation of development agreement with delivery partners
o    Managing interfaces and dependencies between the different strands

About you

This role will suit a focused, enthusiastic programme manager who enjoys a challenge and is capable of delivering outcomes in a multi-agency context. The ideal candidate will have:

•    Significant experience/ demonstrable track record as a project or programme manager with responsibility for large capital projects
•    A Degree or equivalent in relevant field such as Surveying/Planning/Urban Regeneration/ Economic Development
•    Thorough understanding of relevant planning and construction industry legislation (including statutory instruments)
•    Professional Qualification/Chartered relevant to the service area (RIBA, RICS, CIOB, ACE, RTPI etc.) or substantial relevant experience in this field

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Benjamin Wood, Head of Communications, Strategy and Policy on 07519 293733

Closing date: 19 June at midnight.  

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
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