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Programme Lead - Doncaster Opportunity AreaRef: DON/17/0559

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, LEARNING & OPPORTUNITIES: CYP
Based at: Civic Office
Salary details: Grade 12 £46,396 - £49,435 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Temporary - Fixed Term
Closing date: 27 September 2017
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In January 2017, Doncaster was chosen as a Social Mobility Opportunity Area. This status will see the borough receive £6m over the next three years to address the barriers that residents face in terms of social mobility. This is a significant opportunity for someone to lead the delivery across the local partnership, and ensure real and meaningful change for residents in the borough. Doncaster MBC and the Department for Education are looking to appoint a strategic thinker who understands local public services and has a strong commitment to creating a better borough.

The post-holder will:

  • Lead the delivery in line with the national context, working with all partners and building upon the recommendations in One Doncaster, Independent Education and Skills Commission report and Statement of Implementation.
  • Ensure that other external and/or national initiatives are co-ordinated and aligned, gaining maximum impact.
  • Lead the development of a virtual team with the DfE Head of Delivery and other opportunity areas across the country to ensure maximisation of best practice.
  • Lead the development of the policy, programme management, planning and performance management of the Opportunity Area; this will include, but not be limited to, interfacing with the Council’s Strategy and Performance Unit and development of the Social Mobility Opportunity Area and Education & Skills Programme, working with internal teams to ensure alignment with the existing Children and Young People’s Plan.

For further information about this role please contact David Ayre, email: david.ayre@doncaster.gov.uk or telephone: 01302 735412. 

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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