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Housing and Infrastructure Programme Manager OCC5807

Job Details:


Salary Range: £37,849 - £44,632 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 13 May 2019



About Us


Our mission at Oxfordshire County Council is simple – we want to enhance the incredible potential that already exists within the county in order to sustain thriving communities and a growing economy. As it is, we contribute more than £7billion gross to the national economy every year – and with more jobs than residents, that figure is set to grow.


To meet the needs of our local people, we have devised a bold initiative in which £millions has been set aside to transform transport, re-imagine our infrastructure and develop up to 100,000 homes by 2031. To achieve this vision, we are working in association with private sector investors and the central government to grow that pot into £multi-millions – and that’s where you come in. You will prepare bids and funding plans, using your extensive community infrastructure and transport planning knowledge to project manage a programme of activities. Monitoring and reporting on progress, you’ll suggest ways in which we could improve and keep projects on track. In short, you will be right at the heart of this challenge – propelling our ambitious plans to new heights.

The Role


You’ll be there every step of the way as you assist in the essential programming of development sites and infrastructure requirements. Guiding teams, challenging them to think and work better, brighter and smarter. Ensuring that workloads are delegated and allocating resources, you will be a font of information, sharing knowledge through accurate, timely and pertinent reports. Encouraging the team to work together, your ability to maintain open channels of communication will ensure effective decisions are being made. With your projects impacting on thousands of lives, you will have a keen awareness of every single penny in your budget – because high-quality assets and money well spent equate to a happier local community.



With a clear commercial and customer focus, you will be the perfect addition to our Planning & Engineering team if you:


  • Have a significant degree of experience in planning, transport and infrastructure in a Local Government role
  • Are comfortable working with a variety of different levels and people, with the verbal and written communication skills to back this up
  • Have a good knowledge of project management, including using software, with the ability to progress programmes of work and guide stakeholders
  • Are professionally qualified (to degree-standard or the equivalent of level 6)
  • Are financially literate
  • Enjoy working in partnership with people across all disciplines
  • Are committed to delivering excellence. You will therefore need exceptional organisational skills with the ability to make effective decisions
  • You will ideally have membership of a professional body, with an appropriate level of experience


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Rewards and Benefits


In return, we can offer you:


  • A supportive and inclusive team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions supported by regular supervision
  • An agile working environment with a tailored induction plan
  • A wide variety of learning & development, coaching & mentoring and career development opportunities through our learning zone
  • A staff discount scheme for a range of retailers; holidays; insurance; eating out; health & leisure activities and rail travel
  • 24 – 32 days annual leave each year and an excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary

Contact details for an informal discussion:


Joanne Fellows, Infrastructure Locality Lead on 07990 368897


CVs are welcomed. Please attach your CV with your application.



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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