Interim Capital Programme Manager

Posted 02 August 2022
Salary £50 - £60 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ContactMarlon Sorhaindo

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of Oxford City Council are recruiting for a Interim Capital Programme Manager to join their team on a temporary contract

Start Date:



6 Months

Working Location:

Oxford/ Hybrid remote working

Working Hours:


Overall purpose of the role:

To be a key member of the team responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of complex high profile, multi million pound capital development and regeneration projects, working collaboratively with both internal teams, external contractors and consultants.
To play a key role within project teams providing advice and input relating to property matters including leasing, development, possession strategy and property management issues on redevelopment and regeneration projects.
To be responsible for contributing to the effective delivery of allocated individual projects as required in support of service objectives.
To be an active part of the service project management team, demonstrating leadership behaviours in support of the council's People Strategy and Values.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional advice at all stages of the project cycle from concept development, through feasibility and detailed design/technical specification through to delivery and evaluation
  • Making recommendations on the advice required to support each stage of the project.
  • The ability to be client to external advisors and interpret and communicate the advice received to make clear recommendations to none property colleagues. Understanding the impact of this advice on the project.
  • Able to clearly communicate risks, benefits and alternatives considered when providing advice to the Project Board.
  • Support the project manager through the relevant governance process where required.
  • Informing the development of masterplans and other strategic development documents to deliver long term change
  • Building and maintaining strategic and local relationships across a range of key stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the Oxford Property Market including building relationships with landowners and commercial agents.
  • Excellent general knowledge of property occupation legislation and its impact on development.
  • Knowledge of Local Authority legislation around best value and required governance to support transactions.
  • A team player delivering collaborative engaging partnerships with a number of external and internal stakeholders including regeneration, finance and legal.
  • Excellent commercial acumen and the ability to represent the Council in a market facing role.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Contribute to the implementation of good/best practice principles relevant to the work area.
  • Deliver strong decision making skills with the ability to stand-alone and reflect conflicting priorities such as financial return vs carbon reduction.
  • Project Management - support team and lead individual projects, where required, at all stages of the project cycle. Ensuring that key project level information including associated risks and budget are in place and regularly updated and reported as required.
  • Work to develop the Council's reputation as a successful Council, and represent the Transactions Manager as appropriate.
  • Undertake such other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Transactions Manager that are consistent with the level and nature of the post including deputising for the Transactions Manager as required.
  • To monitor service area delivery and support continuous service improvement, challenging existing practice and actively seeking ways of achieving greater outcomes and leaner delivery
  • Ensure the involvement of and consultation with stakeholders in the delivery of services as required through strong engagement and collaboration.
  • Liaising with prospective tenants, existing tenants, third party advisors and internal and external stakeholders where required ensuring a high standard of communication and service is achieved at all times.
  • The ability to work from home and/or office/playing an important part of a remote team is essential.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Degree and/or equivalent experience in property related area and/or Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Demonstrable experience of the delivery of major capital projects within an organisation of comparable size and complexity or within a private practice environment.
  • Demonstrate market profile and contacts with land owners, commercial agents and management of external consultants as appropriate.
  • Clear and evidenced understanding of risk management associated with capital projects including budget management.
  • Proven ability on the leasing and management of assets for a local authority.