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Investment Programme Manager

Stevenage Borough Council
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£53,159 to £56,133 pa (plus Market Forces Supplement £2,760pa) pro rata for hours worked
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

Job Details


As an Investment Programme Manager, you will lead a team of project managers and technical staff responsible for the delivery of our planned works programme, with an annual value of over £20 million.

You will be part of a team which support Stevenage Borough Council’s programme to modernise social housing as part of its vision to develop the town.


Successful candidates will have a good working knowledge of delivering similar programmes ideally within social housing and managing a team of property professionals.

You ideally will have or be able to develop:

  • Excellent programme/project management skills and commercial awareness.
  • A strong knowledge of Building legislation including Planning, Building regulations, CDM, Health & Safety Legislation and Party Wall Act.
  • Excellent organisational skills to deal with a diverse workload with tight deadlines and to oversee the workload of the team.
  • Experience of procuring, managing, and delivering projects, with a value more than £5m, including devolved budgets.
  • Proven experience of managing programmes of multiple projects in a Local Government property environment.
  • Proven experience of team management where targets are exceeded and effective, efficient services delivered.

The successful candidate will be committed to delivering excellent customer service, have demonstrable experience, hold a relevant related qualification and be able to effectively manage and prioritise own workload.


  • Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
  • Part time and Job share opportunities - all our full-time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 31 days (depending on Local Government service)
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues
  • Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans
  • Discounted Health and Fitness membership
  • Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union. 


All applications must be made on online 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact

Name Andrew Garside

Job Title Head of Housing Asset Management



Closing date for receipt of applications: 24 March 2024

Interviews will be held week commencing:  2 April 2024


Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date


Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board


Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click



“The Heart of a Town Lies in its people” and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.

We are committed to providing a diverse, stimulating and enjoyable working environment and to offering a comprehensive benefits package in order to attract and retain our best people.

Surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Stevenage, the first new town in the UK, is situated approximately 30 miles north of London. The jewel in Stevenage’s crown is our award winning 120 acres of parkland – Fairlands Valley Park – right in the heart of the town.  With affordable housing, good links to the national road, rail and air networks and a good range of quality educational and recreational facilities, including  several miles of cycle ways, it is an exciting time to join Stevenage Borough Council  and be a part of our exciting transformation programme for the town, the Council and our people.

Detailed below are some of the benefits you can expect from us:


Competitive salary scales with annual reviews on the 1st April.


25 – 31 days depending on Local Government service

Flexible working

Flexible and Hybrid Working

Part time

We offer a range of part time opportunities and all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.

Family Orientated Leave

We offer a variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

Training and Development

Excellent training and development opportunities are available to all staff in conjunction with our comprehensive performance and development programme. Secondments are often available to current employees offering the opportunity to gain further skills and experience.

Pension Scheme

We offer a competitive, contributory career average salary pension scheme.


Health and Fitness membership as part of our Employee Wellbeing Strategy.

Trade Unions

All employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union. For a small fee members have access to free legal advice and assistance, welfare assistance and a whole range of discounted benefits, but more importantly, full representation in the workplace.

Company info
01438 242242
Daneshill House

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