Skip to content
Free meals for school children during half term

The council will be giving out free meals to children during the October half term (26 - 30 October)

Find out more

"Making Stevenage better for everyone"

Job Details

Information about the Job

Post number TN071020
Location Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage
Hours per week 37 (flexible to meet the needs of our communities
Salary Starting from £38,890 to £41,881 (pro rata for hours worked)
Full / Part time Full time
Contract 12 month fixed term contract

Job Description

The scale of ambition across Britain’s First New Town is unprecedented. A major £billion town centre regeneration programme is currently underway along with a £45 million refurbishment of council homes. At the same time there is significant investment across the town’s neighbourhoods to make lives better. All of this is being driven by a council with a co-operative commitment to working with its communities and driving a modern and agile approach to its work.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Stevenage, as it has across towns and cities across the UK. As the town embarks on its recovery plan it does so attempting to ensure that no-one is left behind. The council has recently agreed an Inclusive Economy Charter and has also announced an Equalities Commission. The aim of both of these is to tackle issues of social exclusion and to ensure opportunities are created for everyone across the town. The local voluntary sector has also come together to work to secure resources to tackle the challenges ahead.

The next 12 months will be critical to the town’s recovery.

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic programme manager to instigate and lead a range of programmes to drive social inclusion across the Stevenage. As a Co-operative Council we are looking for an individual who lives and breathes the values of co-operation and can work effectively with different partners and stakeholders.

You will work at pace with colleagues across different services and establish relationships with other agencies. You will work effectively with elected members and members of the town’s communities. You will be able to develop solutions and project proposals and be able to develop successful funding bids. The role will require you to build relationships with neighbouring districts.  This is an exciting time for Stevenage and you will be inspired by the ambition, the pace and the commitment of our staff and councillors.

About You

You will have:

  • A track record in working with a range of stakeholders on issues of social inclusion.
  • Excellent programme management skills.
  • Knowledge of current social and public policy agendas.
  • Experience of developing high value funding bids and investment propositions.

And, above all:

  • A passion, drive and energy to make a difference!

Employee benefits

The council provides a great range of benefits for its staff, including –

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Generous leave entitlement

See our Employee Benefits page for more information.

Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification

We are unable to accept CV’s. Please quote the correct reference no. when applying TN071020

Download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please also read the guidance notes on completing the application form before proceeding with your application.

Apply for the Social Inclusion Programme Manager Job Online - opens new window

Applications must be returned by 11pm on Sunday 1 November
Interviews will be held week commencing 9 November

Please note: If we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date.

For an informal discussion about this role please email


Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board.

Happy to talk flexible working

Recruitment Team

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

© 2020 Stevenage Borough Council