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Job details
Employer Derbyshire County Council
Location Matlock
Salary Grade 10 £26,830 - £29,777 per annum
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed


Fixed Term contract – Due to funding, until end of September 2019

Derbyshire County Council is responsible for ensuring there are sufficient school places within its administrative area. It provides funding where necessary for new School places in all Schools including Academies. This funding may come from the Department for Education or from housing developers who sometimes have to provide funding for infrastructure as a condition of planning permission. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of children entering school each year due to population growth. Associated with this, a large amount of new housing is being planned across the county. This requires both extensions to schools and new schools to open.

These posts provide a wonderful opportunity for well-motivated individuals with an interest in education and buildings who have the capacity to learn the knowledge and skills required to operate in the Development Section.

The successful candidates will be involved with the following:

  • Analysis of pupil numbers and projections to inform pupil place planning
  • Scoping for School building projects 
  • Brief development and feasibility studies.
  • Oversight of the design and construction stage of School building projects.
  • Analysis of housing development proposals to determine the size of  any developer contributions to new school places and for formulating  those bids.
  • Contract management of School facility management contracts in a  small number of schools to ensure contract compliance by the facility  management company.
  • Assessing the capacity of School buildings.

The Development Section is a team of 10 highly motivated ‘Can Do’ people based at Chatsworth Hall, Matlock. These posts would be suitable for people with significant work experience or for recent graduates.

Application packs for all vacancies are available online at or from Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.

Closing date: 25 June 2017
Provisional Interview Date: 12 July 2017

Closing date: 25 June 2017
Provisional Interview Date: 12 July 2017

Locations and contacts

Chatsworth Hall
Chesterfield Road
United Kingdom