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Programme Manager - Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)

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Location
County Hall, Matlock
Reference
JOB/22/04123
Salary details
Grade 14 £48,007 - £53,561 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite project 31 December 2025
Hours
37 hours per week
Closing Date
09 October 2022
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A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a high calibre individual to join us as the Programme Manager to deliver Derbyshire’s ambitious and high-profile Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) programme.

Derbyshire has been successful in being awarded £47m of Government funding to deliver improvements to bus infrastructure and services across the county including: 

  • Improved frequency, reliability and new bus services
  • New ticketing arrangements to offer better value fares
  • New Transport Hubs to bring bus routes together with other forms of transport to allow easier interchange between services

This is a “once in a generation” opportunity to improve and expand Derbyshire’s passenger transport offer and encourage modal shift to contribute to the Council’s net zero carbon targets.  The Programme Manager will be at the forefront in providing positive and strong leadership to ensure all the measures are delivered, there is clear and shared vision, and processes are in place to monitor success. 

The successful candidate will lead the Council’s Enhanced Partnership which consists of local bus operators and other key partners and works collaboratively to ensure the BSIP Programme is implemented on track and on budget. 

The postholder will lead and motivate a team of project managers, and focus on clear outcomes, high quality improvements, and sustainable delivery.  The personal qualities we are seeking from this postholder include: 

  • Leadership and advanced communication skills including political astuteness
  • Ability to drive transformational, behavioural, and cultural change
  • Personal resilience and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to be creative and innovative and empower others to do the same
  • Ability to manage relationships, resolve conflict, and influence and direct
  • Proven experience and success in managing major programmes, managing multi-million budgets, across a diverse range of projects.

It is an exciting time to join the BSIP Team at the start of a new chapter for public transport in Derbyshire.  The BSIP programme is big, bold and ambitious and this post is key to its success in influencing, shaping, and delivering new and innovative projects.

What do we offer you?

You will have access to a range of benefits and discounts including:

  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • 34 days annual leave. Plus bank holidays.
  • Membership of our ‘Flexitime’ scheme, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Annual Pay increase to be agreed for 22/23
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Discounted membership at selected county leisure centres
  • An employee assistance programme and access to a range of wellbeing support solutions
  • Access to occupational health service with physiotherapy
  • And much more!

It you are interested in the challenge and fit all the essential criteria on the Person Profile, we look forward to reading your application.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Deborah Oddy on 01629 536743 or Deborah.oddy@derbyshire.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday 9 October 2022

Interview date: week commencing 17 October 2022 (provisional).