Programme Lead – Community Transport

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Where the role fits in our organisation

Chief Executive's Office
The Chief Executive's Office includes the Chief Executive/Chief Officer, Executive Assistant and Lead Officers of significant projects and programmes. The CEO has full strategic oversight for the organisation and is supported by a Senior Leadership Group whose members are delegated to lead on various portfolios.

Where you’ll work

Flexible between home and our offices in Dumfries and/or Stranraer

Contract type and hours

3 years/30 hours

Full-time equivalent salary (FTE is 35 hours)


What You'll Do

We are looking for an effective programme management expert to support the delivery of a new model of community transport across Dumfries & Galloway. The successful candidate will bring experience of programme and/or project planning, building activity and outcome timelines, gateways and reporting mechanisms and building effective relationships with partners. To be effective in the role, you don’t have to be a community transport expert – there will be access to a range of supports and advice.

  • Conduct an assessment of community transport capacity and provision across Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Explore operating models in other areas of the Scotland/UK with the Project Manager and engage with stakeholders to better understand success, challenge and opportunity.
  • Develop and deliver a multi-year plan for the discovery and design of a community transport model for Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Through the programme, identify potential models of local and regional working to deliver a coordinated and coherent community transport model.
  • Develop routes for wider consultation, participation and engagement throughout the programme period on how priority outcomes can be achieved.
  • With community transport experts and partners, build a business case for operating and funding models, including the development of a region-wide social enterprise for community transport.

More about you


  • You will be able to demonstrate work experience in effective strategic project or programme leadership
  • You will have had experience of effectively leading others to deliver projects/programmes of work.
  • You will be able to demonstrate skills in designing programme outcomes and impact.
  • You will be able to show examples of effective application of key skills, including organisation and planning, problem solving, building presentations, writing reports.
  • You will have had experience of building effective professional relationships inside and outside of your organisation.
  • You will be able to demonstrate strong and compassionate leadership of others.
  • You will be able to show your commitment improvement and demonstrating impact.
  • You may have had experience of running effective community engagement/consultation processes.

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