Towns Fund Programme Manager

Fixed-Term 2-Year Position

Ipswich has secured £25m from the Towns Fund which will provide the core public investment to make large-scale changes to the local economy.

Job Description

Ipswich has secured £25m from the Towns Fund which will provide the core public investment to make large scale changes to the local economy. The objective of the Fund is to drive the economic regeneration of towns to deliver long term economic and productivity growth through urban regeneration, planning and land use, skills and enterprise infrastructure and improving connectivity through developing local transport schemes that complement regional and national networks, as well as supporting the delivery of improved digital connectivity.

The Towns Fund Programme Manager will be:

  • Working closely with the Head of Economic Development & Towns Fund to monitor the delivery of Ipswich’s 10 Towns Fund projects
  • Ensuring reports are provided to the Town Deal Board and Central Govt
  • Ensuring key deadlines are met

The successful applicant will need to work closely with partners across various sectors to deliver this change.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have excellent project management and communication skills with the ability to deliver outcomes to tight deadlines.

This post is offered on a fixed term contract for 2 years to undertake this specific piece of work.

The individual should be flexible in their approach, with excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workloads & deal with conflicting demands.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme, and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Stuart McDonald via email (

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and/or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Grafton House – Ipswich


£42,503 – £44,539

Application closing date

24 May 2023

Job type

Fixed Term 2-Years.

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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