Alternative Provision & Participation Manager - Flexible Working Available

£44,838 per annum
16 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week.

This position will involve working flexibly across Surrey, therefore a valid driver's licence and access to an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Unfortunately, applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable person to lead our emerging strategy for alternative provision (AP), in particular; sufficiency of appropriate places.

Our AP includes short-stay schools and pupil referral units but the post-holder will also be critical to ensuring our most vulnerable children and young people have access to education, in particular 'in-year' and that for most; AP is their gateway back into full-time education in a school or college.

The post-holder will be the Council's lead officer for ensuring that young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) are offered education / training courses or employment with training.

The job involves a considerable amount of inter-agency working with senior staff in schools and colleges, targeted youth services, voluntary and community services, health services and the police.

Finally, the post-holder is responsible for the performance management of council settings and the monitoring of provision with independent and academy schools.

To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your CV and supporting statement should clearly evidence the following:

  • A good knowledge of the area of AP, including pupil referral units and community provision, of the needs of young people who are NEET and the legal requirements relating to pre and post-16 provision
  • The skill to deal with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, including senior school, college and other organisations' senior staff;
  • Experience of working in this or related areas, including strategy development and budget management and the management of staff

Please find the full job description for this role attached at the bottom of the page.

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