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Haughton - Senior Manager - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

Michael Haughton

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK


Senior Manager


Senior Manager with Chief Executive and Board ( Chair) experience. Accessing and managing European and national government fund. Negotiating skills. Managing Department of Work and Pension contracts. project management, including Change Management. Redundancy and organisational restructuring.
Also construction and built environment experience.. Extensive Housing experience and regeneration. Equality and diversity also.

Work History

Experienced Recruitment Consultant- Construction

Dear Sir

From April 2014

I feel that my experience, skills and knowledge gained from leading multi -discipline teams and organisations in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors can assist this organisation in meeting it and its partner's business objectives and my excellent communication and people skill means I can ensure that those objectives are delivered in line with its strategic plans and vision.

Deelopment Director


From February 2014

Until recently (End Feb 2014) I was responsible for leading a charity deliver two multi million pound DWP work programme contracts and one EU contract. I also oversaw the organisation's other portfolio of projects, initiatives and services: This includes a training centre, rented offices, a community transport scheme, a business centre and a business (16 SME) industrial site.

To ensure delivery of the work programme contracts, within a timescales governed by financial penalties, which included the successful negotiated termination of a multi million pound ESF contract and the tupeing of the staff; I have and continue to undertake complex negotiations with all partners: local businesses, local authorities, private companies ( Serco & A4e) DWP( Job Centre Plus) and government departments on financial and operations issues regarding the delivery of theses contracts and their social and economic impact.

I am experienced with Change Management, Employee Relations (legislation) and HR principles and practices and multi site redundancy processes. I have developed policies, workshops and provided advice, counselling and compensations packages as part of the change management requirements. This includes: job evaluation, services restructuring and the associated people issues and requirements. This enabled effective change to be communicated and agreed with stakeholders and colleague so ensuring good decision making and successful change occurred.

I am experienced in the en

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properties. My responsibilities included liaising with clients and managing all trades, based on site and from the office.

In addition my diverse experience encompasses funding and finance. I have secured and manage multi-million pound regional, national and European government grants and contracts within the public sector (local Government) and led the operational and strategic direction of Third sector, Public and private organisations.

Operating in politically sensitive environments, I am a skilled negotiator who has significant multi-sector experience and have implemented organisational changes which have delivered services to disadvantaged groups and individuals.

In delivering organisations business targets I have created and strengthened local, regional, national and European partnerships in order to maximise resources and deliver relevant services. I have Board experience on statutory and charity organisations at city and regional levels. As a member of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Board which secured £11.5million (SRB) from central government, I was instrumental in agreeing city and region wide projects.

I have experience of working with and supporting MP's, Councillors, Cabinet Members, including Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Executive Directors, senior officers from the public and private sectors and Board members through the decision making process. This work involved presentations, producing briefing notes, cabinet reports on housing regeneration, community development, service provision and equality and diversity policies.

I have worked in partnership with business leaders, local councillors, senior directors from the private sector, community representatives, government departments and inspectors, press, radio and MP's. I am therefore politically astute with excellent negotiation skills.

Throughout my career I have worked across sectors planning and delivering employment, education and regeneration projects for disadvantaged...

Change Management Consultant

Calderdale Council

managing its
Tourism and Rural development teams I advised and supported the delivery of the Councils tourism and business support objectives.

Programme Manager Doncaster Council, North Yorkshire County Council, 1997- 2007
Public Sector West Lindsey District Council, FE College, Barnsley.
Key responsibilities included: Managing grants and funding programmes
At four local authorities. Implementing community projects and developing
& piloting services delivery on a neighbourhood approach. Developing & delivering
outreach education programmes for FE College.

Programme Manager

Coventry Voluntary Service Council

Third Sector Action Training Consortium: implementing a community grant scheme.
Managing a training programme which provided employment training and work placements.

Support Statement
The following support statement is augment and crossed referenced with my CV (core competencies, key career experiences & employment summary) and outlines my experience of delivering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Outstanding record of achievement at senior level, with significant experience of providing strong, inspirational leadership to teams, empowering them to build on their successes and reach new levels of achievements.

• Senior level. I have significant experience of leading organisations and teams to implement strategic plans and deliver organisational objectives. Currently as a chief executive, I am responsible for leading a Charity: North Doncaster Development Trust; a Ltd company with charitable status. With approximately 42 employees (previously 66) I am responsible for managing and developing the strategic and operational affairs of the Trust to ensure delivery of The Government's Work Programme contracts circa £8.5million to over 600 customers a months comprising individual and groups from the most disadvantaged sections of society. In addition the organisation delivers a range of community programes: including a community grant scheme, a community transport project and business start up.

• Senior level. Centre of Excellence. Prior to my current post I was the chief executive for: The Humber Centre for Excellence in the Built Environment, a regional centre of excellence and champion for architecture, design quality and sustainability in the built environment. Working with a Board of Trustees I was responsible for securing grants circa £700,000 annually; to deliver community and commercial projects through developing local, European, central and regional partnerships. This included...

Qualifications & Certifications

The Coaching Academy

Institute of Leadership & Management


Sheffield Hallam University

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