Assistant Director: Education & Corporate Parenting

Telford, Shropshire
£62,615 - £69,435
09 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This is a key position reporting to the Director of Children’s & Adult Services (Statutory Director of Children’s and Adult Services) responsible for driving forward the Council’s Educational & Corporate Parenting Service.

Assistant Director positions have, at their core, generic senior management responsibility. This is coupled with leadership of a range of professional service areas.  Each Assistant Director operates to the same job description which also includes some specifics relating to each role.

The Assistant Director: Education & Corporate Parenting with have responsibility for all matters relating to Education and schools including the Council’s statutory responsibilities. The postholder will be the direct link between the Local Authority and School Leaders particularly head teachers and governing bodies. They will also be responsible for the day to day performance of services within the Education & Corporate Parenting, managing staff and budgets and ensuring that appropriate business planning processes are in place.

The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director: Children’s and Adult Services to deliver the required system change and have a key role to play in developing integrated working practice across public and voluntary sector services.

The post holder should ideally be a Head Teacher or a Senior Educational professional with appropriate qualifications.

Clive Jones, Director of Children’s and Adult Services, is available for an informal discussion and can be contacted on 01952 385100.

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the recruitment pack and Being the Change document.

Applicants should complete the forms and question.

Emailing these to the  by 10 am on 27 March 2017

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

  1. the Application Form accompanying this recruitment pack,
  2. the Equal Opportunities Monitoring  Form,
  3. a written response to the question  ‘How will you make an immediate impact in this role and what will you have achieved after one year?’.  This should be addressed in a maximum of two sides of A4.

Assessment and Selection Activities will take place on 7 April 2017