Service Manager for Alternative Provision

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in joining our senior team here in Wakefield - I’m delighted that you would like to find out more about this exciting new post.

Our new Service Manager for Alternative Provision will play a key role in Wakefield’s future success – helping us to develop and enhance the services we provide to some of the most vulnerable young people in the district.

If successful, you’ll provide the leadership that ensures young people in Wakefield receive the specialist support they need to be included and to have access to services that will make a positive impact on their lives.

Since May 2019, Wakefield has been working in partnership with school and academy leaders across Wakefield as part of our ‘Strengthening Inclusion’ Project.

This exciting project is facilitated by the ISOS Partnership, an organisation with a significant national reputation. As part of this new role you will be working with key partners to develop the work of this project, including its priorities around reducing exclusions and in designing a proactive system of alternative provision within an inclusive education landscape. This will involve supporting the development of our locality-based inclusion panels and designing the resource capacity to support their decision making.

Over the last 12 months we’ve focused on building a talented and committed team, dedicated to delivering the very best for all young people who live and learn here in Wakefield. There has been much positive change happening – so this is a great time to join us on the journey.

I’m resolute in my commitment to the young people who need us most – they deserve the very best.
I hope you share that commitment and are excited to join us.

Andrew Lancashire
Assistant Director Education & Inclusion