Project Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/20466
  • Published: Wed 09/02/2022, 11:53 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 21/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Project Manager

The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. 

The SEND system in Surrey is undergoing a period of significant change in the context of increasing demand, the increasing need to deliver value for money, and our ambition to ensure the most positive outcomes for children with SEND. 

This transformation of the SEND system is being achieved through programmes that are critical to our ambition to support children to thrive in their local schools and communities and develop independent and fulfilling lives, whilst ensuring that our services are effective and financially sustainable. We require an experienced Project Manager to coordinate SEND Boards, working to support senior colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

This is a full-time, permanent role funded by the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate. Please note, it is policy for new employees to commence at the beginning of the relevant salary range with limited exceptions. The role is scoped as full time, but we would encourage individuals with flexible working requirements to apply.

We are looking for someone with:

  • The experience and ability to arrange, coordinate and assist stakeholders with the running of SEND Boards
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills with the ability to support project plans at different levels for different audiences and facilitate project meetings effectively
  • The ability to analyse data and identify options or recommendations
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience working with a broad range of stakeholders, driving forward project delivery and resolving or escalating blockers
  • “Hands on” experience of facilitating Board meetings – management of scope and change requests, proactively managing risks and issues, and able to work with the business to support transformation.

In summary we want to hear from professional officers who relish a challenge and have a track record of facilitating projects that deliver results.

The role will be formally based in Quadrant Court, Woking, and some travel to other venues in Surrey will be required for specific meetings or workshops. However, during the Covid19 restrictions, homeworking is in place and post Covid19 the proposal is to retain an agile workforce approach, including home working and flexible use of local offices in Surrey. We will make sure you have everything in place to do this effectively, including training in Microsoft Teams.

If you are a driven, enthusiastic and ambitious Project Manager then we want to hear from you!

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20/02/2022. 

Interviews will take place week commencing 28/02/2022. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Dowlatshahi by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.


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 26 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.

Our Commitment

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.

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