Reference: RA0005908
Description: About the Team

You will work as part of the Education Capital, Sufficiency and Admissions Team with a focus on SEND sufficiency. This is a small but effective team who lead on multiple education capital projects across the county. The team is very inclusive and collectively have a vast amount of knowledge within this area.

You will work in partnership with other delivery teams and Leaders to deliver our organisational outcomes.

About the Role

You will support the work of SEND and Inclusion Services and Education Capital, Sufficiency and Admissions, by supporting the Commissioning Manager – SEND Sufficiency, to ensure that resources are used to commission services that make a positive difference, meet statutory obligations and contribute to the overall strategic objectives set out in the SEND and Inclusion Strategy. You will support with specific strategic assignments and assist with the delivery of the County’s SEND Sufficiency Strategy as part of the wider Education and Learning Sufficiency Strategy.

You will develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of key stakeholders including statutory partners, service providers, voluntary section and customers.

Key Requirements

To provide project support to the Commissioning Manager – SEND Sufficiency, with the delivery of specialist resource provision (SRP) and special school expansion projects and the monitoring of specialist places and deputise when needed. To ensure that information to initiate and drive projects for reorganisation, expansion and the creation of new education provision is accurate and timely. To ensure that all projects are carried out and implemented to time, costs and quality, in line with statutory requirements.

Engagement with key stakeholders to support the continued development and growth of the SRP estate, including communicating with schools senior leadership, executive officers, council members and internal departments.

Ensuring efficient delivery of SEND capital projects which lead to immediate savings for the LA.

To act as the lead officer and central contact for all mainstream, academy and special school projects, as well as the existing SRP estate, ensuring all ongoing projects are monitored and tracked, while facilitating the resolution of any day-to-day issues arising, including any financial and capital queries, or funding related concerns.

To maintain and update on a monthly / annual basis, the SRP commissioning placement and primary matrix spreadsheets, SRP special school project log and commissioned numbers. To track and report on the status and delivery trajectories of SEND Sufficiency projects across the county.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make.

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.
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Additional Information

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you are applying for this role on a secondment basis please ensure you have permission from your line manager.

To discuss the role please contact Commissioning Manager Dale Bromfield on dalebromfield@warwickshire.gov.uk or 01926 745101

Closing date: midnight on 1st May
Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*36,648 – *GBP*39,186 per annum
Package: Fixed Term for 12 months
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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