Team Manager – Central Beds Council

    Central Bedfordshire Council
    Local Authority
    Full Time
    £43,966 - £47,822
    Job description

    Central Bedfordshire is a great place to live and work and it is a particularly popular place for young families. The authority is seeing significant growth, and this is forecast to continue. The New School Places Programme (NSP) and the Schools for the Future (SFF) Programme are major Council programmes to ensure there are enough school places in the right place at the right time. The authority has a statutory requirement to ensure there are enough places for all children that want a school place.

    In this key role, you’ll deputise for the Head of Service and manage the work of the School Organisation Officers in the team and ensure the NSP and SFF programme are delivered on time and on budget. You’ll work closely with schools and their leaders, implementing relevant strategies and best practice to ensure the Council has the best schools.

    To join us, you’ll need an understanding and experience of the work of the Council’s duty around securing school places and the Councils programme to deliver a new education system. It is important that your experience includes time working across the council’s directorates, key partners including head teachers and governing bodies and stakeholders. You will need to inspire and lead others, promote continuous learning and build strong, productive relationships. Knowledge of school organisation legislation regarding schools and building is desirable.

    Join us and take advantage of a generous rewards package, agile working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community. The job is challenging and rewarding, the candidate will need to have leadership skills, experience of managing a team, be assertive and provide inspiration to stakeholders.

    Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work’.

    This job is for a fixed period to cover maternity leave

    For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Victor Wan at or call 0300 300 5574

    For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

    Closing date: 22/04/2021

    How to apply