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Alternative Provision & Participation Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55643/25838
  • Published: Fri 15/07/2022, 11:57 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 - £52,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Alternative Provision & Participation Manager

The salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This is a 6-month secondment / fixed term contract.

While the post is funded to full time hours (36 per week), we welcome enquires and applications from candidates who would like to work less than 36 hours per week or another flexible arrangement.

We are looking for an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable interim to lead and support the embedding of our new strategy for alternative provision (AP), in particular the 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 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.

In this role, you will be 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, and 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, budget management and the management of staff.

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 07/08/2022 with interviews to follow. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Carrie Traill by e-mail at or on 07753440931. 

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.