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Fixed term contract to March 2024
19 August 2022

Programme Manager Advance Commercial

About Advance Northumberland

Advance Northumberland is a property investment, estate management and development company. Building new homes for rent and sale, attracting investment and business growth, managing delivery of major projects, providing a diverse portfolio to support businesses and regeneration and helping you find a place to call home.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our Economic Growth Team. The Economic Growth Team have an established track record as a provider of inward investment and business support services, including start-up and growth programmes. We continue to provide comprehensive support to businesses across the County and are funded through a combination of operating profits from our commercial activities and external grant funding.

Your new role: As the Programme Manager

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • To manage the successful delivery of the Ashington High Street Innovation Project.
  • To effectively manage a £390k budget and to ensure the achievement of a set of KPIs, milestones and outputs.
  • To coordinate the project team, the wider Advance team, delivery partners and external contractors in support of Ashington High Street Innovation Project activity.
  • To ensure delivery of all aspects of the programme strands in compliance with the NTCA funding agreement.
  • To work in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Northumberland County Council to deliver the programme.

To succeed in this role

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate key skills and experience in the following key areas:

  • Experience and proven track record in the management and delivery of business support programmes for economic growth.
  • Experience of managing a project/programme budget.
  • Previous experience of financial and output management.
  • Experience of working with and managing a range of sectors and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

What you will get in return:

We care about our colleagues and their wellbeing and have been nationally recognised for this. Apart from the competitive salary, we also have fantastic benefits. We focus on our colleague’s health, wealth and lifestyle. We like to think our benefits package is one of the best around! Here is an example below on what you can expect:

  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Flu Jab
  • Group life assurance
  • Reduced cost gym membership
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced Family friendly policies
  • Flexible working options, including hybrid working

To apply, please go to our website complete our application form and attach your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability and interest in the post.

For an informal discussion please contact Lois Brentnall, Innovation Programme Manager

Salary: £36-38k per annum

Fixed term contract to March 2024

Closing date: 19th August

Interviews will be held on the 1st September 2022

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your application, please email

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