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Deputy Chief Officer - Business & Skills


Salary:
£68,410 - £83,612
Closing Date: 28th June 2019 

The Role

This is a key role with the Combined Authority, to provide direct support to the Director of Business and Skills to stimulate, promote and achieve the economic growth targets committed to by the Business Board and Combined Authority. In particular to support the Director in the: 

  • Design of innovative delivery programmes to achieve the outcomes of the CPCA's various Business & Skills Strategies
  • Acquisition of external finance to fund the mobilisation of new and innovative services to deliver the outcomes of our strategies
  • Drive exports and inward investment to the region, acting as a key ambassador for investment promotion activity with prospective investors nationally and internationally 
  • Deliver the new enhanced Growth Service and its potential roll-out across the Ox-Cam Arc

We are looking for an experienced player in economic development and the delivery of business support to small firms. Specifically: 

  • A creative thinker in regard to organisational, business and delivery models for business support to achieve economic growth 
  • An excellent relationship-builder that generates confidence in colleagues and key decision makers in local government, Whitehall and senior business stakeholders
  • A highly adaptable senior manager that is collaborative - and driven by personal and organisational achievement
  • An experienced business support professional, with a business degree, preferably at master's level, with a track record in:
  • Business Growth
  • International Trade
  • Inward Investment
  • Productivity
  • Change management 
  • Transformation of organisational performance 

The Organisation

The Combined Authority is a new organisation, established in March 2017, with a vision to make Cambridgeshire & Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work. To achieve this, we have produced a Local Industrial Strategy that sets out a blueprint for the doubling of our economy over 25 years. This is a stretching but achievable goal. It is a goal which captures the aspirations of our newly devolved area to take charge of its future with strong local leadership and world class assets. Our approach is to focus our resources onto the generation of global productive and inclusive growth, underpinning the foundations of our economy and producing a greatr emphasis on better living. Our priorities are to: 

  • Improve the long-term capacity for growth in Greater Cambridge to reduce the risk of any stalling in the long-term high growth rates that we have enjoyed in the city for several decades
  • Increase the sustainability and broaden the base of our economic growth, by identifying opportunities for high growth companies to accelerate business growth where there is greater absorptive capacity
  • Expand a build on the clusters and networks that have enabled Cambridge to become a global leader in innovative growth by encouraging individual business leaders, sectors and places to join together to build an economy wide business support eco-system

To help us achieve this, in 2018 the Combined Authority absorbed the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP to form the Combined Authority Business Board, led by the Combined Authority's Director of Business & Skills and a board made up of leading local figures from business and academia. 

For further information on the Combined Authority, please go to the website: http://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/

To apply for this role please send CVs to HR@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

Finance Manager

Location: 
The Incubator, Alconbury

Salary Range: £46,573 - £51,662

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 28th June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Finance Team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work. 

Job Summary

The Finance Manager will act as the strategic financial lead for one or more business areas providing high quality financial information, support and advice to the business. The postholder will be expected to work closely with Directors and with the relevant budget holders. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop financial reporting to enable Directors and budget holders to properly plan and manage their budgets
  • To develop and establish business partnering support to one or more business areas and to provide resilience and cover across the organisation
  • To provide financial expertise, rigour and support to the Directors, budget holders and programme managers in the development of projects, programmes, feasibility studies and business cases.
  • To have overall responsibility for all aspects of budgetary management within the relevant business areas, including monitoring of performance. You will work with managers to interpret financial information and variances so that potential financing problems can be identified early enough for effective action to be taken
  • To provide the Chief Accountant with the information necessary to enable monthly financial reporting. This will include explanation of significant variance movements for inclusion in monthly Budget Update Reports
  • To lead in the annual budget setting process for the relevant business areas, challenging budget holders on their plans and advising on delivery of activities service in the  most economic and effective manner
  • To review Board and Committee papers for financial implications and assist/advise Boards and Committee on all financial matters for designated business areas
  • Act as lead on financial arrangements with all third parties and Government for designated business areas
  • Ensure all appropriate financial returns and monitoring and evaluation data is produced in a timely manner
  • To provide audit and assurance mechanisms to the CPCA on funding paid to providers
  • To undertake due diligence work to ensure that the financial health of providers and delivery plans is appropriately monitored and managed in the issuing of contracts and payments 
  • Work with the Head of Finance (S73) to create, deliver and evaluate new funding models to deliver the wider CPCA ambitions
  • To provide support to the business in establishing rules and operational processes of CPCA
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade

Partnerships

Work in partnership with businesses, the private sector and with national and local public sector organisations to coordinate delivery of the CA's strategic and spatial plans

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Jaynes HR Manager on 01480 277180 or email martin.jaynes@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk 

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to HR@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

Finance Manager (AEB)

Location: 
The Incubator, Alconbury

Salary Range: £46,573 - £51,622

Hours: Full Time 

Contracts: Permanent

Closing Date: 28th June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance Team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work.

Job Summary

The Finance Manager (AEB) will act as the strategic financial lead for the Adult Education Budget (AEB) Delivery team providing high quality financial information, support and advice to the business. The postholder will be expected to work closely with Directors, the AEB Delivery Manager and with the relevant budget holders across business areas.

Key Responsibilities

The Finance Manager (AEB) will work with partner organisations to develop the Combined Authorities strategic and operational plan for implementation. Working with the Programme Manager to create and support sustainable skills provision, including commissioning providers and monitoring performance that addresses both learners and business demand will be an integral part of the role.

  • To lead on the implementing the funding rules, managing the calculations, payments and monitoring of AEB Providers in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CA area
  • To ensure that the financial health of providers is appropriately monitored and managed in the issuing of contracts and payments
  • To lead on business rules and operational processes through which regulated qualifications are made eligible for the AEB
  • To support the AEB Strategy Executive and AEB Partnership Executive
  • Support the management of skills intelligence and data analysis required to inform the delivery of the AEB
  • Dealing with enquiries from AEB Providers on funding rules, policy changes and performance
  • To develop Financial reporting to enable Directors and budget holders to properly plan and manage their budgets
  • To develop and establish Business partnering support and to provide resilience and cover across the organisation
  • To provide financial expertise, rigour and support to the Directors, budget holders and programme managers in the development of projects, programmes, feasibility studies and business cases
  • To have overall responsibility for all aspects of budgetary management within the relevant business areas, including monthly monitoring of performance. You will work with managers to interpret financial information and variances so that potential financial problems can be identified early enough for effective corrective action to be taken
  • To provide the Chief Accountant with the information necessary to enable monthly financial reporting. This will explanation of significant variance movements for inclusion in monthly Budget Update Reports
  • To lead in the annual budget setting process for the relevant business areas, challenging budget holders on their plans and advising on delivery of activities service in the most economic and effective manner
  • To review Board and Committee papers for financial implications and assist/advice Boards and Committee on all financial matters for designated business areas
  • Act as lead on financial arrangements with all third parties and Government for designates business areas
  • Ensure all appropriate financial returns and monitoring and evaluation data is produced in a timely manner
  • To undertake due diligence work to sure that financial health of providers and delivery plans is appropriately monitored and managed in the issuing of contacts and payments
  • To provide support to the business in establishing business rules and operational processes of CPCA
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Jaynes, HR Manager on 0148 277180 or email martin.jaynes@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk.

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

Housing - Programme Manager

Location: 
The Incubator, Alconbury
Salary Range: £51,662 - £56,862
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 28 June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Housing Team at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA).

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work.

Key Responsibilities

To lead on the management and delivery of the affordable housing programme across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Key Tasks

  • Lead the programme to source and deliver potential CPCA affordable housing investment opportunities across the CPCA area to deliver at least 2000 affordable homes by March 2022
  • Pro-actively engage with partners in Partner Authorities, central Government, commercial developers and housebuilders, housing associations and community land trusts, consultants and advisors, health and other statutory agencies, residents and others as relevant to generate opportunities for investment
  • Ensure complete probity in all dealings with Local Government, Registered Provider, Commercial and Private individuals, throughout the negotiation and scrutiny of potential grant or investment opportunities and subsequent award
  • Ensure best value for money and / or return is obtained from the CPCA investment
  • As a key member of the £100m Housing Programme the Programme Manager will need to show entrepreneurial flair and a talent for innovation in order to:
    1. seek out, analyse, negotiate and recommend funding support for new investment opportunities across the CPCA area
    2. Kick start schemes that have stalled
    3. Tackle schemes that have poor viability resulting in reduced levels of affordable housing or where investment is required either in the form of infrastructure costs or land purchase to facilitate the progress and completion of a scheme
    4. Manage investment opportunities to optimise the CPCA's ability to create a fully revolving local fund that outlasts the 5 years of the Programme
    5. Managing our relationships with key stakeholders such as the Homes England, member local authorities, investment partners, and potential investment partners

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Jaynes HR Manager on 01480277180 or email martin.jaynes@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

TRANSPORT - Programme Co-ordinator X2

Location: Incubator 2, Alconbury Weald 
Salary Range: £31,371 - £34,788
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent 
Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Transport Team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work. 

Job Purpose
The purpose of the Programme Coordinator is to provide programme support to the transport programme team, working closely with project and programme managers to principally ensure that projects are adequately planned, and that project and programme managers are delivering to a high standard, on time and within set budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the key interface between the corporate Programme Management Office and the transport team, accurately and efficiently relaying changes in corporate approach to managing projects;
  • Act as the key liaison with colleagues in finance, legal and procurement to ensure the orders, invoices, contacts, approvals are produced and secured in a timely way
  • Work with project managers, and the Director for Delivery & Strategy to develop and deliver work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Ensure that projects are meeting minimum internal governance requirements and are fully auditable for stakeholders  to review by regularly conducting project reviews (health checks), following established process
  • Implement and maintain appropriate systems to enable effective planning and scheduling
  • Provide project management support on specific projects as and when required and 
  • Undertake other duties as may, from time to time, be allocated commensurate with the seniority and qualifications of the post, including providing support to non-transport projects as necessary

Key Skills

  • Collaborative - works productively with peers, team and others
  • Strong Communicator
  • Attention to detail 

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Jaynes HR Manager on 01480 277180 or email martin.jaynes@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a coving letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk 

 

Programme Assistant

Location: Incubator 2, Alconbury Weald
Salary Range: £24,799 - £27,905
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent 
Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Transport Team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to live, learn and work. 

Job Purpose
Responsible for carrying out the Programme Management Office (PMO) function in support of the Programme Manager with the objective of ensuring that the portfolio of all agreed programmes/priorities identified in the four-year plan are delivered using a best practice approach to deliver agreed outcomes and devolution commitments and safeguard the CA's investments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the successful implementation of the CA's programme delivery approach (aligned to the CA Assurance framework) to provide programme assurance and safeguard the CA's investments
  • Operate programme monitoring and reporting across all the CA's programmes; including - programme plans, resources, risks and issues, budget spend, cashflow projections; funding agreements
  • Support programme delivery and assurance for the portfolio of agreed programmes/priorities in liaison with CA Programme/Project Managers, Delivery Partners (for commissioned activity)
  • Ensure the CA's corporate requirements are consistently met, including business planning, programme delivery, performance management and budget monitoring
  • Support programme monitoring and reporting for the portfolio agreed programmes/priorities
  • Adherence to CA's assurance framework in all programmes and activity
  • Direct support to Programme Manager and Director of Delivery & Strategy

Key Skills

  • Exceptional communicator and relationship-builder that generates confidence in colleagues, members and senior business stakeholders
  • Highly adaptable - to changing circumstances and demands
  • Collaborative - works productively with peers, team and others
  • Motivated - driven by personal and organisation achievement

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Jaynes HR Manager on 01480 277180 or email martin.jaynes@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to hr@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk