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Education Provision Planning Analyst – Maternity Cover

Worcestershire Children First
Worcester, Worcestershire
£30,343 - £32,110 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Education - non-schools based
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Full-Time, Part-Time

Job Details

Education Provision Planning Analyst – Maternity Cover
Salary: £30,343 - £32,110 per annum 
35 Hours per Week
Location: County Hall, Worcester with Hybrid working
Fixed Term Contract (12 months), Part-Time

The Role: 

Do you have the ability and experience to interpret, analyse and organise data and then present your conclusions clearly and logically?  Do you have an interest in education?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the successful Education Sufficiency and Provision Planning Team within Worcestershire Children First. Within this role you will support the management and wider team to forecast pupil numbers so the Council can meet its statutory duty to ensure sufficiency of education places for children and young people in Worcestershire. 

You will also play a key part in liaising with district councils and housing developers to request Section 106 contributions for education provision as a result of new housing developments.

Key Requirements

You should be self-motivated and be able to work to competing timelines. You should have good problem solving skills and be able to offer innovative solutions to help improve outcomes for all children and young people.

The key skills you will need include an excellent knowledge and ability to analyse data, good communication and negotiation skills, both oral and written, and a willingness to learn. The main programme used for this work is Excel, therefore you will need considerable expertise in Microsoft Office programmes. 


You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council , so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:

Application Forms are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

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.

Please submit your application form to

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 23rd June 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Tuesday, 02nd or Thursday, 04th July 2024

DBS ROLES: The County Council has a commitment to safeguarding service users in our care 


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01905 846666
Worcestershire Children First

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