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Job Reference: 56023

Interim Head of School Property, Places & Admissions

  • BracknellBerkshire
  • £500 - £600 per day
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for an interim Head of School Property, Places & Admissions to work in Bracknell Forest. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £500.00 – £600.00 per day (PAYE and Umbrella payment options available).

The role:

To lead the Council’s approach to a professional, responsive School Property, Places & Admissions service across the Local Authority for all internal and external stakeholders, leading the team whilst providing support and development to them. Ensuring that all statutory and mandatory requirements are strategically planned, aligned and available to all stakeholders.

To lead and develop the Council’s strategic School Capital Sufficiency Strategy and school Asset Management Plan in line with the council plan, partnering with the wider agencies, national government agencies, executive members, senior leaders, key stakeholders and partners to ensure strategic planning and alignment of these key areas are effectively delivered and fulfil the statutory requirements of the Council. Managing the delivery of significant complex and multiple level projects across the Council taking decisions on the most appropriate method of delivery for each project.

To strategically lead and deliver transformational outcomes for children and young people and schools through the Education Capital Programme by providing strategic direction, bringing forward and implementing specific capital projects that deliver the councils strategic ambitions and value for money.

To provide policy and performance support to the department.

To provide advice and support to the Assistant Director: Education & Learning and associated corporate working groups.

To be a proactive and accountable member of the Education and Learning Directorate senior leadership team ensuring business continuity is maintained across School Property Places & Admissions and to represent or deputise for the Assistant Director, if or when required.

To provide key services to schools under Service Level Agreements that deliver best value and high performance to meet the needs of and are attractive to schools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the council’s strategic approach to school property and admissions, advising and leading on strategic direction and providing appropriate advice, guidance and support to stakeholders across all directorates, external organisations and schools, contributing professional expertise and input to meetings and activities, including development and implementation of Council strategic plans and policies.
  • To report and advise Directors, senior officers and Members across Directorates in the Council on pupil place number modelling, technical related matters including decisions on commissioning of new schools, school presumption processes to award new build schools to sponsors within the context of impact on programme/project delivery timescales and costs.
  • Lead the Council’s education capital strategy and work effectively with internal/external stakeholders including other departments, schools, academies, Diocesan Authorities, Education & Learning (E&L) professionals, external organisations, such as the DfE and ESFA and providers to ensure that all are engaged and aligned through cohesive processes which delivers the strategic plans of the Council and its relevant partners.
  • To lead and deliver the School Admissions service in accordance with the requirements of the statutory School Admissions Code, ensuring that the services provided by the team are professional and ethical and delivered to the associated professional standards for confidentiality, data management and equal opportunities and is informed by best practice.
  • To lead on the Council’s strategic vision for planning for school places, including effective internal and external stakeholder consultation and engagement and securing political approval of and the School Places Plan & School Capacity Strategy to maintain comprehensive and political awareness of this key strategic issue of school sufficiency.
  • To oversee and support the School Property, Places & Admissions teams to coach and build the capability of managers to proactively drive high performance.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Relevant degree level qualification or relevant professional qualification.
  • Experience: 1+ year of post-graduate experience within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS check and references covering the last 5 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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