Programme Manager - SmarterUK Programme (Transport and Smart Cities)

Job Specification  

techUK Overview

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.

techUK is committed to helping its members grow, by:

· Developing markets;

· Developing relationships and networks;

· Reducing business costs;

· Reducing business risks.

techUK's SmarterUK Programme works to ensure, on behalf of our members, that industry, Government, international and regulatory challenges are addressed effectively and coherently and that all stakeholders work together effectively in the common interest.

Purpose

This role reports to the Head of the SmarterUK Programme. SmarterUK is our smart infrastructure programme and its purpose is to connect parts of the UK economy on the cusp of the 'smart' revolution. In doing so, we hope to drive the uptake of solutions that will deliver a sustainable, low carbon transition that provides value to UK Plc and its citizens. In order to do so we:

Champion the economic and societal benefits that smart infrastructure solutions can deliver to UK plc and its citizens.Promote a policy and regulatory environment that stimulates the growth of smart solutions across key industries.Bring together the social and economic value chains to address challenges facing smart infrastructure development.Drive conditions that make the UK a global powerhouse in the development of smart infrastructure and the export of products and services.Act as a forum for stakeholders and interested parties to promote their activities and disseminate their outputs.

SmarterUK’s work covers energy and utilities, smart cities, and transport although the person appointed would only have responsibility for the smart city and transport work streams.

The person appointed will show capability and potential to build on a strong foundation of a solid programme, strong member engagement, and good external reputation and stakeholder relationships. He/she will need to have, or a propensity to develop quickly, a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the use of tech in smart cities and transport sectors, and where members can work collectively to understand and enhance those opportunities.

 

This role requires someone who has the communication skills, confidence and drive to grow their own profile and that of techUK.

 

To apply please forward a CV and cover letter to katherine.jay@techuk.org

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

 

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