Deputy Director, Free Schools Programme and Budget Manager (fixed term)
This is a unique opportunity to work at the heart of this government’s flagship reform programme. It is an extremely fast paced, challenging, and exciting environment. We use innovative solutions to find suitable school premises for free schools, working with a wide range of public sector and commercial partners.
The EFA’s Free School Division is one of a number of capital delivery teams in EFA. It has the crucial role of providing suitable accommodation for new free schools. We ensure they have a safe and secure environment, delivering to demanding timescales while ensuring excellent value for taxpayers’ money.
You will lead the team establishing and maintaining rigorous and timely programme and project management systems and information, and accurate budget monitoring, forecasting and cost control mechanisms. You will also ensure our procurement and delivery strategies secure best value from our construction partners in a changing market environment. You will have a proven track record in managing large and complex capital programmes in either the private or public sector.