Lead Projects Manager (Delivery Active Travel)

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council


Lead Projects Manager (Delivery Active Travel)
Contract: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: £47,320 to £51,304 per annum
Location: 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.

Current initiatives include:

Greenways to Greenspaces making new accessible connections for people and wildlife across the county whilst providing opportunities for local, community-focussed action.

Active Travel Programme £1 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 on our Trails network including access improvements including the high-profile 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 and leader. 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 [email protected] 

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.

Closing date: 18 June 2024.

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  • Location: Norwich
  • Job Title: Lead Projects Manager (Delivery Active Travel)
  • Salary: £47,320 to £51,304 per annum
  • Closed: 18 Jun 2024

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