Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager


Salary: £48,474 - £52,504

Grade: N

Location: County Hall, Northallerton, Hybrid working

Contract: Permanent, full-time/part time role available

Politically restricted role.


Are you someone who is innovative and has the ability to oversee the delivery of strategic projects and programmes?

Would you like to work for North Yorkshire Council - an organisation that is continually looking to improve how it operates its services for the benefit of local people, communities and businesses? Do you have the passion for achieving organisational objectives through project and programme delivery?

Our Team


Here at North Yorkshire Council our Transformation Department plays a vital role in improving and developing services across the whole Council for the benefit of our customers and staff. This means that our department is at the heart of delivering exciting transformational change projects and programmes collaboratively with core Council services and partner organisations. The Projects & Programmes Service was pivotal in the establishment of the New North Yorkshire Council through Local Government Re-organisation in April 2023 and continues to drive and deliver key projects and programmes to achieve the organisational change and transformational ambitions of North Yorkshire Council.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for Senior Project Managers on either a full time or part time basis to join our team as we prepare to deliver the next phase of transformation in North Yorkshire.


The Role

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager, to lead the implementation of large, complex projects and programmes. We manage transformation across the whole range of local government and corporate support services, and we are open to matching allocated work to your areas of interest and experience where possible. You will work closely with a wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders, including strategic managers and staff across the organisation and partner organisations, to ensure the successful delivery of projects and programmes.  You will ensure appropriate governance routes are mapped and understood and undertake complex planning to ensure successful delivery. You will be part of the management team for the Projects and Programmes Service and will offer direct line/matrix management, support and coaching to those involved in the delivery of change across the department and wider organisation.


Working at North Yorkshire Council


North Yorkshire really is a stunning, vibrant county with safe communities and excellent education. It is rich in heritage and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, stunning rural and coast landscapes. We can also boast having three towns in the top ten of the UK Halifax quality of life survey. 


We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths that this brings to our communities and workforce. We aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential. To do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and development to further enhance their careers.


What you will bring

To be successful in this role you will need to have knowledge and experience of project and programme management techniques and tools and strong leadership qualities. You will have a relevant degree and/or equivalent experience, and where possible, professional training in recognised project and change management methodologies. You will have experience of successfully managing complex stakeholders and resources to deliver high profile organisational change. For a detailed outline of the role please see attached the job specification.


Contact and Apply


If you feel this role is something you could be interested in and would like to know more, please contact  Ruth Sleaford on for an informal chat.


Working in Transformation you will be surrounded by a supportive, established team of change management professionals who will help you grow and develop within this role. The diversity of our organisational Transformation portfolio means that every project and programme delivered by the service brings exciting opportunities to learn and make a difference. As a North Yorkshire Council employee you will have access to some great benefits via our everybody benefit’s scheme such as shopping discounts, home technology and green car salary sacrifice schemes, financial wellbeing and health assured and our employee assistance programme to assist with your health and wellbeing. You will also have access to our local government pension scheme, a generous plan for your retirement with the option to increase your monthly contribution if you so wish. For more information on the benefits we offer please see our Total Rewards Brochure. 



Key Documents:


Job Description.docx


Total Rewards


Key dates:


Closing date: Sunday 16th June 2024

Interview date: w/c 24th June 2024, with interviews likely to be held on 25th and 27th June 2024 in County Hall, Northallerton

NYC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.


We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


North Yorkshire Councils’ purpose is to deliver services and facilities to the diverse residents and visitors of North Yorkshire. To ensure we deliver inclusive services we strive to have a diverse workforce where everybody can be themselves by respecting differences and embedding equality of opportunity. We celebrate diversity and recognise each other’s contributions; we therefore welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.


North Yorkshire Council are committed to the health and safety of our employees and of others including the general public. It has a responsibility to ensure employees who hold a position that is deemed to be safety critical as it requires the performance of duties which are directly related to the safe operation or security of a facility, piece of equipment or vehicle, handling of chemicals or work at height or in confined spaces and which, if not performed properly, could result in a serious safety risk or environmental hazard to employees, a facility or the general public , do not attend work whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Individuals offered employment with North Yorkshire Council will be subject to the Workplace Substance Misuse policy. For safety critical roles as detailed above, random alcohol and drug testing may take place during the course of employment.

Senior Project Manager
Location: County Hall Campus
Salary: £48,474 - £52,504