Pupil Place Planning and Strategy Manager

City Hall

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 24th October 2019

Salary: £38813 - £41675

Total salary package*: £56827

Job Reference: LCC00559


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Working for leicester city council

It is a perfect time to join the education division here at Leicester City Council as we are going through an exciting period of changing and shaping the educational landscape for all current and future pupils.

This role is pivotal to meeting our strategy of ensuring that all children have access to excellent educational opportunities. Join us and you will face exciting and rewarding challenges whilst working within a friendly and welcoming team.

Your role

Your role will be instrumental in ensuring the authority deliver sufficient pupil places across the city. You will work closely to ensure pupil place projections are correct, monitored and reflect the changing dynamics of the population. You’ll participate on the Local Authority’s input into City-Wide strategic plans, ensuring that the infrastructure of educational provision is properly considered and will help shape strategic plans for the city. This will involve ensuring that the Schools Organisational Strategy to deliver school places is reviewed and agreed with stakeholders in accordance with regulations and statutory requirements. You’ll contribute to the strategic priorities of Education and Children’s Services, to ensure that children are safe and have a good school. You’ll guarantee the Local authority meets its statutory duty to provide sufficient school places. You’ll liaise with Planning Officers to negotiate for Community Levy and section 106 agreements to ensure there are sufficient educational provision in areas of new residential developments. This will involve submitting basic need or similar bids to Government

What you need

As a confident School Organisational Manager, you will understand the complexity of pupil planning and to succeed  you’ll have good negotiation skills and the ability to influence people at all levels. You’ll have experience of strategic planning, policy development and monitoring, preferably within a Local Authority. You’ll need to have knowledge and understanding of relevant issues and Education Policy. Relevant experience is also a must.

To apply

If the above sounds like you and you would like to support children have access to excellent educational opportunities, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Richard Sword by email to Richard.Sword@leicester.gov.uk or call 0116 454 1628.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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