Economy & Environment External Programme Manager

56730.00 - 62774.00 GBP Annual
10 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
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Introduction from Simon Neilson, Executive Director, Economy & Environment

Walsall Council's Corporate Plan recognises 'Inclusive Economic Growth' as one of its core priorities. Indeed, the economy matters across all outcomes for the Council and its partners. Together with this commitment, we have the drive and ambition to make the most of all local, regional and national opportunities and ensure delivery. We enjoy fantastic working relationships with our Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the newly formed West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and have a reputation as a place that gets things done. We are looking for the following key officer to join that effort, roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. If that sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Economy & Environment External Programme Manager - EE04317
G14 GBP56,730 - GBP62,774 per annum

The WMCA and Black Country LEP together create huge opportunities for the Black Country: Through effective joint working you will access and lead the required cross Council and Walsall efforts to secure what we need to generate significant economic benefits for the Borough.

You will take ownership of the GBP200m+ Accountable Body role for the Black Country Growth Deal programme, working with experienced staff to ensure its ongoing effective management, delivery and accountability and most of all, you will relish the opportunity to deliver through partnerships in a complex and dynamic environment.

You will work alongside the Leader, Cabinet, Chief Executive and Executive Director to coordinate Walsall's position to ensure that we secure what we need to deliver outcomes and once secured, leading delegated programmes of activity through multi-skilled teams across the Council and beyond.

To achieve this you must possess a demonstrable record of achievement together with desire to work at pace in a dynamic environment. You will hold excellent communication skills and a proven ability to influence decision makers, empower staff and form effective relationships.

This is a new role with the flexibility for you to put your stamp on it.

For more information please contact Mark Lavender or Simon Tranter on

This post is covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017 (midnight)
Interviews scheduled for the 10 th and 12 th October 2017.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply

Information for applicants
Applications are invited using our online application form only. If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:

All correspondence will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.

This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.