At the London Borough of Havering’s Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation with a commitment to the needs of children and young people in the borough. With a firm focus on achieving positive outcomes and reducing risk of harm at all times, we work closely with children and their families to support positive changes where necessary.
This post is based within Commissioning School places team that sits within Learning and Achievement Service.
Pupil Place Planning & School Organisation Officer
Grade 9 £44,607 - £48,492pa
One of the key priorities in the Havering Plan 2019-2020 is giving children the best start in life and helping them achieve at school- we will help achieve this outcome by expanding school places to meet demand and ensuring delivery of new free schools where needed.
Havering has two designated GLA housing zones in the borough as well as a comprehensive housing estate improvement programme, all of which will see thousands of new homes delivered. As part of this continued growth for Havering we are now seeking a Pupil Place Planning and School Organisation Officer to help us monitor the supply and demand for places and ensure there is sufficient capacity to meet demand by planning for growth.
Do you enjoy analysing large datasets and seeing what the data tells us? We are looking for someone who is able to undertake complex statistical data analysis and produce reports to communicate this information to a variety of audiences, including council members, senior colleagues, school governors, headteachers, parents and the public. Someone who is comfortable manipulating and analysing complex datasets, drawing conclusions from data and translating this into pupil place planning strategy. You should be able to analyse data in order to produce projections for early years, primary, secondary, SEND and post 16 provision, accurately identifying areas where additional places will be required. You should have experience of strategic planning and implementation, able to commission and ensure implementation of additional school places within required timescales as well as managing the implications of surplus places.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead on all aspects of pupil place planning and demonstrate strong analytical skills as well as a sound knowledge of school organisation legislation and policy.
Equally important however will be the ability to engage and effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders within the education and schools sector. This is an important and high profile role which will also require the post holder to provide information and advice to school leaders and governors, senior officers and elected members of the Council.
This is a challenging role but immensely rewarding role and provides a real opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the children and families of Havering.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the post , please contact Mahadeo Pooneeta on 01708 431092
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 19th July 2019, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Intervie date to be confirmed