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Bedford Council - Senior Lead Officer - School Capital

Bedford Council - Senior Lead Officer - School Capital

  • Location

    Bedford, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £634 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Duties & Responsibilities:

* Coordinate the work of multiple teams internal and external to the Council to plan and commission new schools and school expansions.
* Work with the local development and planning teams and legal teams within the school to maximise the potential for financial contributions toward new education and childcare provision
* Undertake an annual review of the School Places Plan including timely member approval
* Lead on the development of an effective capital investment strategy in support of the Councils statutory duties for education including sufficiency and accessibility of schools places
* Bring forward recommendations, in response to opportunities for capital investment in schools, projects which will address suitability and sufficiency

Essential Experience:

* Significant strategic, operational and management experience within a related specialist field and a relevant professional qualification, degree or equivalent specialist qualification and a management qualification
* Direct relevant experience in strategic planning management and experience of leading the development of strategy and successful delivery of strategic and corporate plans within a complex service area
* Good understanding of Children's Services, the operation of schools, early years and childcare settings
* Good understanding of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, national policies, initiatives and Codes that apply to school organisation, school buildings

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.