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Job Description Tay Cities Deal Skills Programme Manager PKC11121 £46,193 - £49,779 Based Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD/Hybrid Working This is an exciting time to join Perth & Kinross Council and we...

Job Description

Tay Cities Deal Skills Programme Manager  PKC11121
£46,193 - £49,779
Based Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD/Hybrid Working
This is an exciting time to join Perth & Kinross Council and we are looking for a proactive and creative programme manager to support us to help coordinate the delivery of the £20 million Tay Cities Employability and Skills Programme. The Tay Cities Deal is a ten-year £700 million investment in the region. Both Scottish and UK Governments have invested £150 million each to secure over 6000 quality jobs and leverage in a further £400 million of investment. The Deal was signed in December 2020 and is about to enter year 5 of the 10-year delivery phase.
The Tay Cities Region Deal brings together public, private and voluntary organisations in the council areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife, and Perth & Kinross to deliver a smarter and fairer region. To do so, the local authorities and Partners that make up the Tay Cities region have negotiated with the UK and Scottish Governments to secure investment and greater local powers. This will be used to encourage skills development and progress infrastructure such as roads, rail links, buildings, and communications networks. Under the Deal, business, higher and further education, local government, and the Third Sector will work closely together to create growth more quickly and sustainably using the significant public investment to bring greater prosperity and equality.
We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate a strategic mindset and a collaborative working style. The postholder will drive the strategic skills & employability agenda across the Tay Cities region and enable employability and related skills services to work better collectively to realise a more co-ordinated approach to delivery and a more efficient, effective offer to service beneficiaries. The post will drive the strategic agenda and ensure delivery activity remains consistent with the overall Programme Business case, the strategic context of the deal and with the ambitions of partners, stakeholders, and citizens.
In addition to the core deliverables above the post holder will be expected to:
Work strategically and collaboratively with others both within the Tay Cities Skills Board and with project delivery partners, to deliver the Tay Cities Skills and Employability Programme.
Providing reports and updates to the Tay Cities Skills Board, the Management Group, and the Tay Cities Joint Committee on programme progress.
Other key responsibilities include: -
• Working autonomously, providing leadership to all Tay Cities regional collaboration activity around Skills and Employability.
• Engage directly with all four local authorities and other relevant stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors to develop and implement strategies to improve regional skills & employability collaboration, ensuring continuous improvement, innovation, and improved performance across the Region.
• Ensure strategic oversight of the £20m Tay Cities Regional Skills and Employability Programme, and ensure robust monitoring, evaluation and benefits realisation approaches are in place for all projects.
• This post will be strategic in focus, engaging with senior stakeholders, and influencing existing agencies.



We are looking for an ambitious individual who can demonstrate a strategic mindset and a collaborative working style. Preferably with experience of working in a Skills and Employability delivery environment, however broader project and programme management skills are required. The key skill set is one of supporting others to take forward projects and support them to navigate the Business Case approval process, and to support them once projects are in the delivery phase. To ensure they meet the requirements of the programme governance and reporting frameworks. The individual will be required to operate across the Tay Cities region, although your office base is here within Perth & Kinross Council although we are operating a hybrid working model. The post requires experience and expertise across a range of professional disciplines including Programme management; Relationship and Engagement management; Strategic Business Partnerships; Inclusive economic growth; Negotiation and Influencing; Conflict and Problem resolution; Monitoring and Evaluation; Budgetary Control and Funding Compliance; and operating effectively within the political and government framework.
Why Perth & Kinross Council?
As an employer we recognise that our people are our most valuable resource. We strive to be an employer of choice by offering the people in our teams’ excellent terms and conditions and a wide range of employee benefits to ensure that our reward package is competitive, relevant, and inclusive. 
Examples of benefits available include: -
• access to a comprehensive Local Government Pension Scheme.
• flexible and hybrid working options.
• access to an annual leave purchase scheme; and
• access to a low carbon car scheme.

The Individual

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 29th of February.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Alison Seggie, Service Manager - People, Partnership and Funding by emailing alseggie@pkc.gov.uk.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC  and you could soon be joining our team!
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Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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