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New opportunities to work for Local London’s flagship programme

The Local London Work and Health Programme offers tailored, community-based employment, health and wellbeing support across East and South East London.

It supports disabled people, those with a health condition, the long-term unemployed, and other disadvantaged groups to develop their skills and enter work.

Senior Contract Manager, Work and Health Programme

Fixed Term contract 3 months

Senior Contract Manager JD and person spec temporary contract

We require a temporary Senior Contract Manager for the Work and Health Programme to ensure continuity of management for the programme whilst we recruit to a permanent position. The temporary contract is for a duration of three months from 13th July 2020.

Senior Contract Manager, Work and Health Programme


Senior Contract Manager JD and person spec permanent role

We are also recruiting for a permanent Senior Contract Manager for the Work and Health Programme.

It is an exciting time to join the Local London sub-regional partnership, as we take a key role in the economic recovery of our partner boroughs, whilst maintaining our focus on inclusive growth across our sub-region.

The Senior Contract Manager will be responsible for the operational management and successful delivery of this high-profile programme. S/he will be central to its success, leading on its development and expansion, responsible for effective performance management (involving a circa £38m contract with the provider); relationships with the nine boroughs involved in the programme) and with primary responsibility for its ongoing successful operation. S/he will be responsible for internal reporting to Local London boards, and will be the operational Work and Health Programme (WHP) link with the DWP and GLA, and will be responsible for all the WHP business, ensuring accurate and timely submission of funding claims and progress reporting.

The role requires extensive senior management experience and a successful track record in programme management and delivery of large scale high value, sub-regional employment and skills programmes for unemployed and hard to reach groups.

We also require extensive senior management experience, knowledge and understanding of contract and budget management of similar programmes to the Work and Health Programme, including experience of managing contracts funded through the European Social Fund, as well as experience of partnership working and experience of staff management.

Redbridge Council is the accountable body for Local London, and all Local London staff are employed by Redbridge Council under their terms and conditions of employment.

If you are interested in applying for these roles, email your CV and covering letter to sheila.weeden@redbridge.gov.uk  by Sunday 5th July for the temporary position, and apply on line by 12th July for the permanent position.

  • Interviews for the temporary role will be held via Microsoft Teams on 8th July.
  • Interviews for the permanent position will be held in late July, date to be confirmed.

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