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The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is a charitable organisation working to restore, conserve and improve the route of the Wilts & Berks canal.
Role Title: Programmes Manager
Accountable to: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Purpose of role: The high level preparation and supervision of programmes required to implement separate projects, in pursuit of the Canal Trust's agreed and declared objectives in canal restoration and community engagement.
Authority: The Programmes Manager is a full participating member of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust's Executive Committee
Experience and Skills
The selected candidate for this voluntary role in the Canal Trust charity will have the following experience and skills:
- The ability to devise, promote and update programmes required for disparate projects, in various states of completeness, so as to deliver best outcomes in pursuit of a strategic plan.
- The effective management of ongoing programmes which are comprised of multiple projects being executed by implementation teams within an organisation or by external contractors.
- A demonstrable track record in managing programmes so as to deliver them in accordance with agreed budget, timescales and quality of outcomes.
- Working collaboratively within a management team to deliver optimised outputs.
- A sound understanding of programme and project finances.
- Awareness of the responsibilities of the Client and the Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
- Experience of working with construction contracts including the NEC forms.
- An appreciation of the importance of the role of the natural world in the success of such programmes.
- An ability to manage conflicting views and aspirations of interested parties.
- Proficiency in written English and mathematics, together with appropriate IT skills
- Major tasks and activities:
- Working with the Chief Engineer and the CEO to develop and document programmes that will deliver the eventual restoration of the entire length of the historic Wilts & Berks canal as a public benefit asset for walkers, anglers, boaters and others, in accordance with the Trust's strategic plan.
- Providing high level direction and support for the project managers responsible for the delivery of projects within the Trust's five geographic branches.
- Working with the Chief Engineer's team to develop complete designs for construction projects.
- Working with internal or external advisors concerning environmental aspects of the restoration.
- Maintaining a database describing the objectives and status of both programmes and projects in terms of the availability of land, planning consent, engineering design and the availability of funding.
- Engaging with a peer group of managers within the Trust's Executive to optimise the delivery of all agreed programmes including arranging and chairing regular meetings of the Restoration Committee.
- Identifying the requirements for suitably qualified volunteers to perform project execution tasks and liaising with Human Resources to fill vacancies where necessary.
- Reporting to the CEO and the Executive in writing on a monthly basis.
- Raising exception reports when programmes and/or projects are disrupted by unexpected events.
- Attending the monthly meetings of the Trust's Executive to present a regular Programmes report and engage in discussions with peers about current and future planned programmes.
The Programmes Manager will need to interface with the following in the course of his/her duties:
- The Chief Engineer
- The Chief Executive Officer
- Other members of the Executive, including Branch Chairs and the heads of Land & Property, Planning, Finance and Fundraising
- Local Authorities
- The Inland Waterways Association
- The Canal & Rivers Trust
- The Trust's peers in other canal restoration enterprises
The Programmes Manager will be responsible for:
- Preparing Programme budgets in collaboration with the Chief Engineer, the Head of Finance and the Chief Executive Officer
- Ensuring that the delivery of programmes proceeds in accordance with agreed budgets and providing explanation for any deviations.
- Resources required:
- Effective and reliable home computing facilities including broadband internet access, email, word processing, spreadsheet and printer.
- Landline & mobile phone
This is a voluntary role, remuneration is limited to the reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of work for the Trust.
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org