National Programme Manager

£36,603 yearly
  • Historic England
  • Hybrid (Multiple location)
  • Jul 10, 2024
Contractor Programme Management Project Manager

Job Description

We are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

Historic England have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as a National Programme Manager.

The location of this role is National where we offer hybrid working, you will be based in one of our following offices and from home - Newcastle, York, Manchester, Birmingham, Swindon, Bristol, Portsmouth (Fort Cumberland) and Cambridge. 

What you will be doing

As a National Programme Manager, you will play a lead role in the delivery of programmes and projects to realise Historic England’s Strategy and Corporate Plan, including, but not limited to, the Heritage Building Skills, Climate Change and Historic England to Net Zero Programmes.

You will manage the successful and timely delivery of projects and programmes, to budget and within the Public Value Framework, helping to manage and monitor programmes, ensure the timeliness of delivery and feed into corporate reporting and communications.

Who we are looking for

  • Demonstrable experience of planning and managing complex and multiple projects and/or programmes while maintaining a focus on delivery and quality

  • The ability to build and sustain positive and effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners.

  • Confident and adaptable style, able to work constructively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong negotiation, communication and influencing skills, with ability to work across functional and stakeholder groups.

  • Proven track record in planning workload to meet tight deadlines.

  • Flexible – able to creatively problem solve and re-prioritise when required.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.

We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.

Why work for Historic England

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 28% employer contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at if you have any recruitment queries. 

To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process for everyone the use of AI or automated tools is not permitted.


£36,603 (GBP) Pro-rata, plus generous benefits