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Operations Manager

Closing date: 16/05/2021

Reference: REQ102819

37 hours / Fixed-Term

42,821 - 44,863 *

Various Locations within and outside of Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Ceredigion and Powys County Councils are looking to appoint a team of enthusiastic, experienced and committed officers to drive forward the Portfolio of investments being developed to progress the Mid Wales Growth Deal and the wider Vision for Growing Mid Wales. The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) is being established at an exciting time in Mid Wales, which will play a pivotal role in driving forward key investments to drive positive change in the regional economy.

We are looking to appoint an Operations Manager to lead the team of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) in the operational development, management and delivery of the Growing Mid Wales Portfolio, of which the Mid Wales Growth Deal is a key part.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • manage the business and finance operations of the Office, in support of the Board’s work programme;
  • co-ordinate the development and management of the work programmes within the Vision for Growing Mid Wales Portfolio of investments;
  • ensure strong Portfolio management, and that adopted programme and project management systems are applied consistently;
  • plan and manage a regional work plan and resourcing strategy to deliver the functions expected of the office;
  • oversee performance and risk management for the Portfolio, Programmes and Projects; and other activities of the Board;
  • ensure compliance with all set employment, audit, legal, financial and information management systems.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme.  More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here. In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

Note: the post is being advertised on a fixed term basis initially (to July 2023), however it is highly likely there will be scope to extend subject to the work programme being progressed successfully.

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Carwyn Jones-Evans on carwynj@ceredigion.gov.uk.

Interviews will be held: 01/06/2021

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

This post is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

 

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Economy and Regeneration

We play a fundamental role in the delivery of the Council’s key Corporate Strategy objective that seeks to boost the economy of the County and the Mid Wales region. We are organised into three main sections: Economy, Planning and Property Services.  Our primary functions include:  

  • Growth and Enterprise: Supporting economic growth and regeneration locally and across the region; Growing Mid Wales; the Corporate Estate and Development Opportunities; Project Support; European and local funding; Food Centre Wales and supporting Agri-Food development; Tourism promotion and development; Tourist Information Centres; Coast and Countryside
  • Planning Services: Supporting growth through Planning and Building Control Services; Strategic and Local Land Use Planning Policy; Development Management; Building Control; and Land Searches.
  • Property Services: Supporting the Council’s programme through Project Management; Property and Building Maintenance; Facilities Management; Carbon Management; and the Efficient Use of Council Property.