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Senior Project Appraiser

Senior Project Appraiser
Salary range: £41,770 - £47,015 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


We are looking for a self-motivated and proactive individual to undertake the independent appraisal and assessment of the business cases for major investment projects within the WMCA.

The successful candidate will develop and implement a process for the independent appraisal and technical assessment of non-delegated projects within the WMCA's Investment Programme.


About the team
The Strategic Hub will provide support, advice and guidance to all parts of the organisation and its partners to facilitate the achievement of WMCA's strategic objectives and the successful deployment of the Investment Programme to contribute to those objectives.

It will provide assurance to WMCA and its stakeholders that public funds are being appropriately deployed to achieve WMCA's strategic objectives and priorities in a manner that delivers value for money, manages risk and conforms to WMCA's control environment and the highest standards of corporate governance.


Who we are
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.


This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.


Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.


Who we need
This is an exciting new opportunity to undertake the independent appraisal and assessment of the business cases for major investment projects.

The successful candidate will have experience producing high level business case summaries and reviews, which comment on the extent to which they demonstrate a good fit with the WMCA's strategy and priorities.


You will have the ability to produce a sound cost plan and project management arrangements which provide confidence that the project can be delivered on time.

Ensuring this is within budget and to quality, with risks and issues well managed and all legal and regulatory requirements met.


The post holder will provide challenge to project business cases where applicable and provide WMCA's Investment Panel and Investment Board with clear recommendations as part of their decision on whether to invest in the project.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.


Closing Date: 26 February 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: w/c 16 March 2020


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.




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