SEND Project Manager

Lord Search and Selection
West Midlands Region
40000.00 GBP Annual
12 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

cGBP45,000 pa (pro rata) or day rate equivalent / Flexible Working
Local Government
East Midlands

Ambitious council seeks innovative SEND Project Manager for 8-12 months (fixed term or interim) to define their SEND Capital Plan


The Government has committed GBP215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.

This capital can be used as local authorities see fit to improve special provision for children and young people with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

The Role

Our client is an ambitious council situated in the East Midlands. They are seeking a SEND Project Manager for 8-12 months to define and publish their Capital Plan and secure funding to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND requirements.

This will entail: analysing data to determine and understand local needs; consulting with parents / carers and head teachers; and liaising with colleagues across the Council (e.g. Transport & Finance) to ensure that the project will have the maximum impact.

This is a newly-created temporary role and an appointment is most likely to be made on a fixed-term basis, though a candidate could be engaged on an interim contract outside of IR35 in exceptional circumstances.

At interview candidates will be required to evidence:

  • Experience of working in the School Improvement and/or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities sectors
  • An ability to understand statistics: to identify themes and tell stories from data
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

The SEND Capital Plan will be published in March 2018.

Next Steps

If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating opportunity, with a great team, that will fully utilise your exceptional skills and experience, then look no further. To express your interest in this role, and receive full information (including full job description, person specification et cetera) please submit a fully detailed CV quoting your current remuneration details and reference number 370687 or contact us on for a confidential conversation about the role and the interview process.

These posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.