School Place Planner
The remit of the School Commissioning Team includes School Place Planning, Management of the School's Capital Programme, Policy Development, Planning for the Impact of housing development, S106 Developer Negotiations and all Legal matters relating to schools sites and use of school buildings. The majority of our work includes working with Headteachers, Governors, Academy Trusts and other partners to develop detailed Local School Place Planning Commissioning Plans that look at options for the future development of education provision across Buckinghamshire, including planning for the significant levels of housing planned for Buckinghamshire over the next 10/15 years.
In addition the team is responsible for negotiating with housing developers who wish to undertake developments across Buckinghamshire to ensure that the LA receives an appropriate financial contribution towards education provision.
You will ensure that the Local Authority meets its statutory duty in terms of the provision of sufficient school places (Mainstream and SEN) are commissioned across the county. You will negotiate with developers/planning authorities in respect of new housing developments to ensure that sufficient income is received to enable additional school places to be provided to meet the future need. You will also be responsible for drafting area based plans to establish an effective provision of schools across the county.
You will have a degree in a numerate subject or have relevant experience in a similar field.
You will have knowledge and understanding of current education and planning legislation and hold strong research and analytical skills. You will also have sound knowledge and understanding of School Place Planning requirements.
Our successful candidate will have excellent communication and presentation skills and have a passion for consulting with stakeholders including the chairing of meetings.
Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We're looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.