Job Opportunity with the Worcestershire LEP

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership(WLEP), have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join their small executive team, with responsibility for managing a portfolio of capital projects, keeping PMO systems up to date and fit for purpose, developing the project pipeline and good  partnership working externally, whilst supporting subgroups of the WLEP Board and other LEP executive functions.

Worcestershire LEP is one of 38 LEPs in England and is responsible for creating and delivering economic growth and jobs in the county.  This is achieved through a partnership approach with business, local government, the third sector and higher and further education working together with a common, shared purpose.

Worcestershire LEP is responsible for developing and delivering Worcestershire’s 10-year Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) which was agreed by all partner organisations and submitted to Government in March 2014. WLEP is, therefore, working to create 25,000 jobs, increase Gross Value Added (GVA) by £2.9bn and contribute towards the delivery of 21,500 new homes by 2025.

The ideal candidate will support the WLEP Board and Executive to fulfil its delivery ambitions in respect of the Growth Deal, European programme, Getting Building Fund and all other LEP funded activity, working with other Programme / Project Managers across the partnership, maintaining and operating effective Local Assurance Frameworks and coordinating and reporting accurate and timely management information of LEP funded programme activity through formal internal and external forums.

The Project manager will be required to attend relevant programme and project board meetings, support the LEP Executive and partners with the development of a project pipeline and coordinate the relationships with stakeholders from the private and public sector.

The successful candidate will have experience of project and programme development in a private/public partnership environment, have knowledge of APM / PRINCE 2 / MSP project and programme management techniques and be organised, methodical and have a strong attention to detail, with knowledge of current UK economic development and regeneration policy.

Whilst this post is responsible to the Director of Operations of WLEP, the successful candidate will be employed by the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, a member-led, not for profit organisation which works to support the local business community and our network of members. Being a finalist in the World Chambers Competition, awarded one of the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2018, 2019 and 2020 and being accredited at Investors in People Gold level, these are exciting times for the Chamber of Commerce.

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, offer an excellent benefits package which includes: 29 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, private healthcare and access to retail discounts. We offer a range of work life balance policies and are an equal opportunities employer.

A full job description for this position is available on the link here – https://www.wlep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/WLEP-Project-Manager-JD.pdf

For further information or to apply for the role, please send your up-to-date CV and a short covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum) outlining your suitability for the role and evidencing your ability to undertake the responsibilities included in the Job Description, to Abigail Robbins by no later than Sunday, 09 August 2020.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 02 September 2020.