Director of Education and Skills

West Sussex
Competitive Salary plus relocation assistance
06 Sep 2018
27 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Education and Skills
Competitive Salary plus relocation assistance

Create a Legacy

Our County Council is changing at pace to successfully tackle challenges and capture opportunities for all our communities in West Sussex. We are confident that we have the ingredients to succeed.

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our children and young people thrive and that every child can reach their potential in life. As our new Director of Education and Skills, you will play the pivotal role in realising this commitment. We are proud of our significant recent improvements in KS1 and KS2 and you will build upon this by continuing to drive up performance and guiding West Sussex to the top quarter of local authorities for education outcomes.

Opportunity and social mobility are important to us and your directorate will ensure that appropriate high-quality learning and skills development is accessible throughout life. Working collaboratively, you will support the local skills offer with a long-term view of securing economic sustainability in our County.

Working as part of our Corporate Leadership Team and with our elected members, you will share our ambition and demonstrate a passion for improving outcomes and championing the vulnerable. With schools at the forefront of funding pressures, you will be innovative in your approach and lead service improvements.

With senior leadership experience within education and qualified teacher status you will be a credible and effective relationship builder, with a flair for partnership working, and have a track record in delivering successful collaborative programmes across all parts of the education sector.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please click the 'apply' button below. 

For a confidential discussion contact Greg Hayes (020 7426 3962) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068).

Closing date: 27th September 2018.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.