Programme Manager - Expansion of ELC

Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
40731 - 46561
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

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Location: Marischal College
Duration: Fixed Term - up to 2 years, Full Time

Job Purpose:
The programme manager is responsible, on behalf of the Senior Responsible Owner, for successful delivery of the programme to increase the provision of early Learning and Childcare from 600 to 1140 hours by 2020. The role requires the effective co-ordination and alignment of projects, an ability to recognise, promote and realise inter-dependencies by influencing a range of stakeholders in order to build an ELC provision most likely to improve outcomes for children and young people.   This £50 million project will require careful identification, monitoring, escalation and mitigations of risks and other issues that may arise to ensure effective delivery. The Programme Manager will work full-time on the programme and will report progress to the Programme Board and to Elected Members in keeping with the programme’s governance arrangements.


Minimum role requirements are:
A degree level qualification relevant to the role
Experience of managing a large project or programme

Demonstrate experience of:
Getting it Right for Every Child
The benefits of Early Intervention
Protecting Children


The post holder needs to demonstrate skills and experience in:
Ability to relate to and work effectively with parents and carers and a range of internal and external stakeholders
Ability to process large amounts of data and intelligence to inform evidence-based decision making
Ability to communicate effectively
Good observational and listening skills
Excellent organisational skills
Effective budget management
Programme/project management skills

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for full details.

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