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Senior Project Manager - SEND

This role has a starting salary range of £50,047 to £55,125 per annum, based on an 36-hour working week.

Are you passionate about delivering sustainable change to processes and services?

Are you an established Project Manager / Senior Project Manager looking for your next challenge?

We are the Additional Needs and Disabilities Transformation Team within Surry County Council. We are looking for two Senior Project Managers to join our established team to assist in delivering our ambition to ensure all Surrey's children and young people with additional needs and disabilities are enabled to lead their best possible life, ensuring no one is left behind.

One role is working on the All-Age Autism Strategy; ensuring that projects deliver the strategy commitments across Education, Health, Social Care, Housing and Employment. You will work closely with the Programme Manager and sponsors to deliver complex projects that are at the forefront of our wider programme. This contributes to key directorate priorities of transforming our services for autistic people of all ages.

The other role is working within the Partnerships Programme, ensuring that Additional Needs and Disabilities project delivery is cohesive across our partnership, comprising of health, social, care, education and working with families. You will work closely with the Programme Manager and sponsors to deliver complex projects that are at the forefront of our transformation programme. This contributes to our key directorate priorities of transforming our services, improving the experiences of our families and ensuring children young aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities have the best possible outcomes.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will have a meaningful role in ensuring projects are delivered to time, cost and quality. With each task you take on, you'll bring out the best in yourself and our project stakeholders. As part of our team your will have opportunities to develop, and you'll always be encouraged to think up fresh ways of doing things.

To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and answer these four questions;

  • What has motivated you to apply for this role?
  • Please provide an example of a time that you worked on a successful project. Can you describe some of the key challenges and successes?
  • How do you approach initial planning and scoping of a project? How do you ensure multiple projects align with strategic outcomes and deliver outcomes and/or benefits?
  • What are the steps to consider when your project is off track?

The closing date for this advert is 23:59 on 4th December 2023 with interviews to follow.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.

Our commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Senior Project Manager - SEND

Surrey County Council
Knaphill, Woking, UK

Published on 20 Nov 2023

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