Provision Planning Officer

Salary £31,026 - £33,426
05 Jul 2022
29 Aug 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Provision Planning Officer

Fantastic opportunities with the Education Sufficiency and Place Planning Team

Based at County Hall, Worcester with Hybrid working
Salary £31,026 - £33,426
Either 35 hours or part-time hours

Interview date:           Thursday 8th September 2022
Start date:                   As soon as possible

The Opportunity:

The Education Sufficiency and Place Planning team, within the Education Directorate of Worcestershire Children First, are looking for a senior officer who is self-motivated and an experienced project manager to lead on reviews of education provision, as well as school organisational changes and supporting the sufficiency work across all areas of education. 

The County Council has the statutory responsibility to ensure there is sufficient education provision available.  With population increases and significant housing developments, the demand for additional provision is increasing in Worcestershire.  These are key roles to driving forward the reviews for demand for education provision across the county of Worcestershire.   

You will be expected to take a lead role on mainstream or specialist provision planning.  You will act as the senior officer in relation to School Organisation and place planning matters, whilst supervising three Provision Planning Analysts who are responsible for preparing pupil forecasting and identification of future demand, coordinating school organisation changes and the education contributions from new housing developments.

You will work closely with colleagues in Worcestershire County Council Corporate Property services, Strategic Planning, Commercial and Change, WCF Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service, School Improvement Service and School Admissions Team.

What we can offer you:

• Permanent 35 hours per week
• Salary - £31,026 - £33,426
• Flexible and mobile working arrangements

Disability Confident:

We are inclusive – this is really important to us, and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


To apply please complete the attached application form and return this to by the closing date below.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

If you would like any additional information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Rachel Kiernan and request a call.

Application Closing Date: Monday 29th August 2022