Programmes & Improvement Manager

Client: East Hampshire District Council

Location: Petersfield with hybrid working

Salary: £54,000 - £60,752 (pay award pending)

Closing date: Sunday, 09 June 2024 23:30

Programmes & Improvement Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to improve the organisation through effectively managed change and robust use of performance data to inform strategy and senior leadership decision making.  By leading on a large portfolio of programmes and projects you will ensure that the aims and objectives of our Corporate Strategy are achieved.  Your close working relationship with the senior leadership team makes this an influential role. You will shape the way programmes and projects are delivered for the council and how performance is measured to improve the overall performance of the organisation. You will oversee a team of project managers, business analysts, project officers and performance & policy specialists to ensure the successful delivery of programmes, projects and performance. 

We are looking for a candidate who has a strong track record of managing performance data and reporting performance to senior management teams. You will need to be a highly analytical and strategic thinker, who is confident with performance data and has a demonstrable record of organisational performance improvement.  You will also need to have a track record of providing credible and clear advice on project and programme delivery and have significant experience of developing and leading high performance teams. Proven experience of working on cross functional business change programmes is a must and the effective management of a range of stakeholders is needed. 

Reporting to the Director of Change & Performance, your close working relationship with the senior leadership team makes this an influential role which will shape the way programmes and projects are delivered for the council. Your role will be at the very heart of decision making as you also work with the senior leadership team to identify how performance can be improved through the use of real time data.  

In return for your valued contribution, we can offer you a competitive benefits package which includes hybrid working options, training and development opportunities, generous annual leave and flexi time, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. 

Our website has information on our values and the benefits we offer our staff - Benefits of working for us | East Hampshire District Council (

The district is home to many different people, and we want our workforce to better reflect our diverse local communities. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. Many of our staff also work flexibly in different ways e.g. part-time, compressed hours and everything in between; please talk to us about the flexibility you need to do this role. 

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact our advising consultants at Penna: Kelly Ridley on or call 07709 512415

The council is an inclusive employer and appoints on merit. We are Disability Confident and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment

Closing date: 9th June 2024 (Midnight)