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Strategic Project Manager
Location: Slough
Date: 23 Apr 2019

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, BBS Recruitment are excited to present an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Project Manager within Revenue and Benefits for a 3 month opportunity with a posibility for extention.


What does the role involve:


This is a bespoke Strategic Project management role specific for Revenues and Benefits services - working for the LA .

The placement will require extensive knowledge in all three services: Housing Benefits, Council Tax and Business Rates

Undertake a suite of projects which will include: Implementation of the Council's Council Tax Support Scheme and Review Business Improvement District Support and lead officer responsibility relevant to the services in scope

Oversee the function and associated resource of the Accuracy / Quality Assurance checking of the Council's Benefit Caseload Lead on the successful implementation of Universal Credit for the authority

Act as the key point of contact for all relevant Government Agencies attributed to the services in scope

 Oversee the Council's Subsidy and Grant Funding allocation (for all three service areas) and advise the authority as appropriate of all funding in a timely manner - liaising with our corporate finance team as appropriate to ensure receipt of all funding and its appropriate allocation

Development of all appropriate / associated CMT / Cabinet reports reports for the respective service areas as required pertaining to legislative changes / service changes etc All Cllr / MP / Complaints and FOI management in collaboration with our incumbent provider and when the services are insourced effective from 1st November 2019

Provide support and assistance to the Work stream lead Revenues and Benefits relating to the Insourcing of the respective services, ensuring a smooth transition as required for the 1st November - the objective of which will be to ensure a fully functional and operational Revenues and Benefits service is in place at the point of transition -1st November.


Interested in this role, what do you need?

Degree educated, with qualifications in a professional project management related subject

MUST have significant experience in a similar role. Managing projects from start to finish.

Strong analytical and communication skills

Practical knowledge and appreciation of programme and project management tools and frameworks.

Firm understanding of one or more established Project Management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2, PMP, MSP etc.).

Have excellent knowledge of housing benefits andcouncil tax and business rates as well as Broad knowledge of government regulations, legislation and immigration/mobility practices

The right candidate will be able to positively impact a team and be a personable and approachable team member.


Working hours: 09:00-17:30, Monday to Friday.


If you are interested in this position, please call Maria on 01707663777 or apply today with your CV.