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Lead Projects Manager

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 06/12/2023
Company Name Norfolk County Council
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Lead Projects Manager

Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Permanent Contract | £47,320 to £51,304 per annum (Scale L) | 37 hours per week | Norwich

Norfolk has some of the best natural environment in the country. Norfolk County Council’s (NCC) Environment Service have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager to play a prominent role in a sustainable future for Norfolk’s nature and culture. The Environment Service supports the delivery of the Norfolk County Council’s Climate Strategy and Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly experienced, self-motivated professional aspiring to play a central role in the sustainable development of Norfolk’s greenways and active travel. You will manage significant and high-profile partnership working with diverse stakeholders, including external funders. You will lead a range of projects from high-level, high-value strategic initiatives to small-scale works in collaboration with local communities and volunteers.

You will lead on delivering positive action to create access to nature, growing active travel across Norfolk, and working with key external funders to secure investment. Reporting to the Head of Environment, and in collaboration with wider teams within Environment Service, you will lead and drive forward Norfolk’s Active Travel vision through a series of innovative projects, enabling more connectivity to Norfolk’s natural greenspaces through high-profile, multi-stakeholder projects throughout Norfolk.

Recent delivery includes:

  • Supporting the Beryl Bike scheme in Norwich used over one million times since it’s launch.
  • Successful delivery of multiple European projects includes Monument and Mobi Mix.
  • Successfully securing the funding for the new Travel Norfolk Website, providing up to date sustainable travel information for Norfolk.

Current initiatives include:

Greenways to Greenspaces (£1.485m) delivering actions set out in the new Environmental Policy and 25-year plan for the Norfolk environment. Making connections for people and wildlife across the county whilst providing opportunities for local, community-focused action.

Active Travel Programme £1.498 million Revenue funded programme of Active Travel Projects to encourage and enable more Active Travel working with Workplaces, places of Education and Communities.

Green Infrastructure Programme High profile capital scheme delivery including access improvements on the Wherryman’s Way and Boardwalk replacement at Brancaster.

You will be a highly experienced and motivated programme/project professional with experience of stakeholder management and a collaborative approach. You will have experience of bid writing and business case development including securing external funding.

Experience of managing multiple projects from initiation to completion is essential, as is a flexible approach to collaborative working with a calm and positive approach to problem-solving. The post requires strong influencing skills and a proven track record of project delivery. You will also be an experienced people manager.

As the Manager of the Greenways and Active Travel team, you will join an enthusiastic and dynamic group comprising project managers and specialists. We are a friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and inclusive team that work flexibly throughout Norfolk.

For more information or an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Wendy Brooks at wendy.brooks@norfolk.gov.uk

We want our people to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Already a Norfolk County Council employee? See and apply for all internal and external vacancies via myOracle using your @norfolk.gov.uk or @nccal.ac.uk email address.

Before you apply please see the full job description and person specification in the below link – this will help you to shape your application to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role.

Job description and person specification

You can also find out about the rewards and benefits we offer as well as our other terms and conditions.

These are some benefits you can enjoy by working for Norfolk County Council:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with the ability to buy and sell leave.
  • Health and Wellbeing services including fast-track physiotherapy and a free counselling service.
  • Flexible working opportunities including flexitime, part time, remote and hybrid working – dependent on your job role and business need.

Financial benefits such as:

Closing date: 6 December 2023.

Apply link: https://careers.norfolk.gov.uk/#en/sites/CX_1/job/4617


We have miles of beautiful coastline and our unique Broads, thriving market towns and a city with a proud cultural heritage.  Our economy is growing and driven by innovation in a number of sectors, including energy and food.  We also have ambitious plans for new housing and a building programme for schools across Norfolk.  Our county a great place to live, work and visit, and is an excellent environment for businesses to start, grow and innovate.

We are the main local authority for Norfolk providing services countywide to more than 850,000 Norfolk residents. We take the lead in critical policy areas, working with 84 elected Members responsible for the strategic local government services in the county.

We provide a high quality service through involving people who use our services to shape and comment on them and by promoting efficiency and innovation.

We work in partnership with local businesses, voluntary organisations and other local authorities such as District and Parish Councils to provide the people of Norfolk with excellent services.


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