Project Manager – Hertford Theatre

Job information

We are looking for an experienced project manager to lead on the delivery of the Hertford Theatre Growth and Legacy Project as part of the Council’s place shaping and leadership role. The new theatre will ensure Hertford town centre remains vibrant and relevant as a retail, social, leisure and entertainment destination. 

Design proposals include the expansion and significant design improvements to the main auditorium, a new studio theatre and community rooms, three new cinema screens, improved front and back of house spaces, an improved café area with a riverside setting and a boardwalk along the river edge to improve the links between the Town and Castle Gardens and open up access to the historic Motte. 

If successful you will be responsible for project managing delivery of the scheme through RIBA stages 4 – 7 and working in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to ensure that it is delivered on time and within budget, whilst meeting all of the project brief requirements. Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Managing the OJEU procurement process and appointment process for the construction contractor
  • Managing a wide range of stakeholders, including the architect led design consortium, cost and planning consultants, the employers agent and construction contractors, amongst others 
  • Liaising with EHDC District, Town and County Councillors
  • Managing all Project documentation, including risks and issues register, business and benefits case documents, project board reports and the coordination and presentation of RIBA stage reports produced by the architects
  • Managing public consultation and liaising with the public and key stakeholders throughout the construction period

About you

This role will suit a focused, experienced and enthusiastic project 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 manager
  • A recognised project management accreditation or qualification
  • Experience of project management in the cultural/ arts sector or in large construction projects

About us

East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages.  We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy.

The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.

Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy.

Our team is at the very heart of our council – by demonstrating our corporate values of ‘Here to Help’, ‘We work together’ and ‘We aim high’ we make a real difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance. 

Benefits of working for us

  • A variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working.
  • Flexi-time scheme.
  • Local Government pension scheme, including death in service benefit.
  • Generous annual leave – 25-28 days plus 5 additional days after 5 years’ local government service.
  • Discounts at top high street retailers, including interest-free repayment through salary for tech such as tablets, laptops and mobile phones.
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the council through a combination of corporate training courses, e-learning packages and sponsorship for professional qualifications.
  • Excellent wellness programme including a free and confidential employee assistance programme; a dedicated wellbeing centre providing education, support and tools for employees e.g. to improve financial wellbeing; Wellness sessions on e.g. mindfulness, reflexology; Mental health first aid support; Discounts at gyms, Health screening, Flu shots, Volunteer time, and a Buddy programme
  • Staff forum, staff suggestion scheme and a monthly staff recognition award.
  •  A dynamic, positive, friendly and supportive working culture.  Open communications between staff and managers at all levels, and between services and teams.

As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, e.g. public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare. Employees can take advantage of the cycle to work (salary sacrifice) scheme and we also have pool e-cars available for employees to use for business travel.

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Tamara Jarvis, Improvement and Insight Manager on 01279 502240

Closing date:  31 May 2020 at 5pm.  CVs will not be accepted.

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.

 EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity