School Place Planning Officer (Hybrid)

  • £150 - 170 per day
  • Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • Temporary

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated School Place Planning Officer to work with the local council. The role will require working with the Access and Provision Manager North/South to ensure children are able to obtain a School place quickly, be the lead contact for parents and carers to offer advice on School admissions and to support the Management team ensuring policies are in line with the School Admissions code.

The role is 3 days a week hybrid working. There will be occasions where site visits will be needed.



· To support the Access and Provision Manager North / South in developing the strategy for the long-term planning for education in Swindon and ensuring that the implications of future demand are thoroughly researched and planned for.

· To ensure that commissioned activity is evidence-based and outcome-focused and that there is strong and effective partnership with stakeholders and other partner agencies.

· To lead on the statistical analyse of forecast information within place planning areas and be able to present this information to Headteachers.

· To ensure that all activities deliver value for money and all expenditure is operated within clear financial controls.

· Where required, lead or be involved in education re-organisation processes and ensure that they are conducted efficiently and sensitively.

· To implement the arrangements relating to the provision of new schools.

· As required by the Access and Provision Manager North / South, to work across all aspects of the remit of the Education Place Planning section and to be flexible in terms of supporting all staff and customers in all aspects of the work of the Section.

· To lead or be involved in statutory processes required to secure school expansions, other school re-organisation proposals including school amalgamations in order to provide additional school places.

· To assist the Access and Provision Manager North / South, and lead where required, in the compilation and submission of bid documentation relating to school place planning and implementation.

· To provide expert advice citing relevant legislation and responsive information, advice, support and guidance to other service areas and developers on all place planning matters.

· Undertake regular briefings to Members, Governors, Headteachers, as required.

· Project manage/review school re-organisation/accommodation proposals and their capital implications.

· To ensure that all sources of external funding are fully exploited and used effectively to help meet future infrastructure needs for the Council.

· To ensure all aspects of budget management are taken to include all necessary reporting, reconciliation and necessary projections using appropriate financial systems.

· To assist the Access and Provision Manger North / South as required and in supplying information for briefings and reports as necessary.


· Degree or equivalent is desired or relevant experience

· Significant office experience, preferably within the education sector.

Apply now or get in touch with Emma Dobson on 01772 954 200 for more information!


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy.

  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained.
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK.
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.


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