Programme Risk Manager

Hours of Work: 36.50 (36h 30m) (1.00FTE )

Salary: £49879 - £56143

Closing Date: January 25, 2019

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Risk Manager in our Corporate Services Directorate and are looking for a forward thinking, proactive individual to ensure risk and issue management disciplines and best practice are fully embedded across the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) Programmes.

About us

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

Corporate Services ensures that all projects within the WMCA Investment Portfolio are managed and assured to the highest possible standard, in addition to supporting all Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) projects and programmes.

About the role

As our Risk Manager, you will develop and implement excellence in risk management across WMCA/TfWM portfolios and programmes. You will work in collaboration with our partners and key stakeholders to maintain a best practice approach to risk and issue management.

To succeed in the role …

You will be able to evidence the ability to work effectively in a programme management environment together with demonstrable understanding of programme management approach and controls techniques. You will also have prior experience in the integration of cost and schedule risk modelling.

This key role will give you the opportunity to leverage your breadth of experience and take your career to the next level.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

To view and apply for these opportunities please visit
where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 25th January 2019

Interviews held: 5th February 2019

(The selection process will include a presentation exercise plus an interview)

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.


Associated Documents

Role Profile- Programme Risk Manager.pdf
WMCA's Benefits Calculator.pdf

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