Corporate Director of Education

Blaenau Gwent
to £90k
03 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

After this extraordinary year, the crucial importance to children of schools, play, social growth and education is clearer than ever before. In Blaenau Gwent, we’ve long understood its critical place in the development of thriving, fulfilled and happy young people. We’ve worked hard in the past decade to establish a resilient culture of aspiration, accountability and high expectations, and this role offers exceptional education professionals a rare opportunity to build on a very strong legacy, and take up a key corporate leadership role for the Council.

With 25 schools and a budget of over £50m, our education directorate represents a major part of our overall service, and we want to appoint a motivated, highly experienced individual, with an unshakeable commitment to the improvement of outcomes for all. You’ll oversee continuous improvement across the board, encouraging the development of class-leading practice in teaching and learning, greater effectiveness in operations and estates, and an absolute focus on children at the heart of all we do.

Candidates will bring personal expertise, credibility with the full range of stakeholders, and a clear vision of how to realise the full potential of our education service. Well-developed political awareness would be an advantage, as would commercial awareness and understanding. Able to work at pace, and inspire others to come on the same journey, you will be driven by a passion for enabling children to live their fullest lives.

To find out more, visit or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business for an informal and confidential discussion on 020 7976 3311.

Closing date: 27 September.