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Senior Lead Officer (School Capital Programme)

Job Description

Senior Lead Officer (School Capital Programme)

Location: Bedford

Job Type: Temporary Fixed Term (3 Months)

Salary: 260-290 per day - 37 hour week

Discipline: Finance

Start Date: 09/05/2022


Job Description:

A Local Authority in London is looking for a Senior Lead Officer on a temporary 3 month contract to join the team. The duties and responsibilities include:

  • 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

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Significant strategic, operational and management experience.
  • Relevant professional qualification, degree or equivalent specialist qualification and management qualification
  • Experience of strategic planning and leading development of strategy
  • Good understanding of Children's Services/schools/early years and childcare
  • Knowledge and experience of Local Authority legislation and policies

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.