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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£51,659 - £58,951 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Marischal College
Duration: 4 x positions  - Permanent, Full Time or Fixed term until 30/09/2023

Job Purpose:

To provide a leadership role in the delivery of priority transformation programmes to contribute to the delivery of the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Strategic Plan.

This post will work within a team of Programme Managers across virtual teams to lead and ensure effective programme management delivery of one or more significant, and complex transformational programmes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Degree in relevant field at masters level or evidence of equivalent experience.

Project or Programme Management Training or equivalent experience

Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme or willingness to join


The post holder will be expected to:

Programme / project management skills
An ability to work autonomously 
Negotiating skills and an ability to mediate to achieve change
Proven leadership skills and an ability to persuade, motivate and support senior managers and to take forward change 
Ability to lead and motivate staff and to manage resources effectively
Budget management knowledge and competence, including financial resource planning and deployment and contingency planning
Innovative use of all Locality assets / resources
Competence in understanding and working within a democratic system of 
Ability to lead and motivate multi-sector and community partnerships.
Experience in leading and delivering complex change processes
Proven interpersonal and negotiating skills 
A commitment to anti-discriminatory practice 
Excellent communication skills
IT Literacy 

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at