School Support Services Commissioner

Newham, London (Greater)
£48,800 - 51,800 per year
11 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About Newham

Newham is an ambitious and vibrant borough, proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures in the country, with 72% of the population from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is a borough which makes living, teaching and learning a great experience. We have a total of 100 state funded schools, with many achieving a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

Your new role

The Education Access and Infrastructure Service works to ensure that a range of services are in place to enable schools to function effectively for children, including ensuring a sufficient supply of high quality school places, and coordinating both traded and statutory services for schools. Our responsibilities include: admissions and pupil benefits; place planning (mainstream and specialist); commissioned school support services; school partnerships; non statutory offers including free school meals, enrichment and our London Stadium Learning centre.

School Support Services Commissioner – there is a real opportunity to develop our professional service offer to schools to give them tailored support, through reviewing our commissioned and traded services. The role also oversees our £6 million Eat for Free school meals offer, which is currently under review.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have ample commissioning experience within children services. You will have strong communication and relationship building skills. You will have experience of leading and managing a significant change, developing and utilising systems and processes for performance management

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive Salary: £48,800 - £51,800 pa
  • Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home
  • Smarter Working with new modern technology
  • 'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust
  • Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital
  • Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision
  • Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme)

What you need to do now

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