Service Director - Schools and Learning

up to £98,924 per annum
01 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Derbyshire County Council employees are our most valuable asset and we invite you to join this team and share in our aspiration to provide every child with a good or outstanding education. We are seeking an exceptional candidate with significant and current experience of schools and learning provision to join our senior management team.

You will have strategic leadership for our Education Improvement Services including Early Years, Schools and Adult Education, promoting a culture of lifelong learning and achievement. You will also lead services with highly committed teams who support our vulnerable learners across SEN, Access and Inclusion, Education Psychology, Behaviour Support and Alternative Provision. Our integrated approach to Schools and Learning enables us to work in partnership with all children’s services, schools, settings and centres to make Derbyshire an outstanding county of learning. If you share our ambition to achieve outstanding provision for all learners, we invite you to join us on our journey.

In addition you will have responsibility for acting as Deputy to the Executive Director. This will present you with the opportunity to work closely with our political leadership and represent the LA regionally and nationally. This is an exciting development opportunity for a leader who wants to take a step towards a role as a Director of Children’s Services in a large, diverse and ambitious authority.

You will need to have current exemplary educational leadership experience and skills, matched with the ability to develop productive and strategic working relationships in a political environment. You must also be able to demonstrate, promote and model effective partnership working to enable you to develop and lead strategies for the Education Improvement Services. For a confidential and informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Jane Parfrement, Executive Director on 01629 532000.

Interviews are scheduled for week beginning 16 September 2019. All interviews will be at County Hall, Matlock.

Closing Date: 8 September 2019

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