Assistant Director, Education Partnerships
Our vision for our children and young people
To make North Somerset a truly great place for children and young people to thrive; where all have the best possible life and opportunities, including those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or have special educational or additional needs.
There are many reasons why North Somerset is an attractive place to live, work and visit. For most, it is renowned for its wonderful natural assets, including part of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sites of Special Scientific Interest and 25 miles of beautiful coastline. But there is much more to North Somerset than meets the eye.
It is in a great location, strategically positioned close to Bristol, Bath and the M4 corridor for fast regional connectivity. We are also well connected nationally and internationally, with quick links to London Paddington, South Wales, the Midlands and the South West via Bristol Airport, the port, the M5 motorway and direct trains.
Following a period of change, North Somerset Council is on a journey of further transformation and improvement in its Children’s Services. As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Director for Education Partnerships. In this newly created role, we seek a truly passionate and confident leader who will thrive on the opportunity to build and strengthen the Council’s relationships and educational outcomes for our children and young people with its 96 different education partners across the district.
As Assistant Director, you will be a strong strategic collaborator with a proven ability to influence the delivery of high quality, first class education and services for children and young people. With a focus on further developing our existing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders across all of our early years settings, schools, academies, alternative education providers and our Further Education and Higher Education provider, Weston College, you will shine the spotlight on inclusion and create a strong social and moral narrative for the Council and its partners. Importantly, you will lead on narrowing the attainment gaps across North Somerset’s geographical patch, whilst driving forward several exciting projects, including a new SEMH free school, the expansion of a special school and management of a significant pipeline of new schools to support the growth of our population.
Reporting to the Director of Children and Young People’s Services, you’ll be an integral member of the Council’s Leadership Delivery Team and will direct an expert team of dedicated professionals to provide the highest quality levels of service at pace. You will be a credible internal ambassador with an ability to build close knit relationships across the wider Council, ensuring your services are aligned with our overall vision for excellence in Children’s Services.
North Somerset Council is determined to provide consistently high-quality support and services for children, young people and their families. If you have experience in these areas and a commitment to leading high standards and improving practice, we would love to hear from you.
We are working with Tile Hill on this important appointment. Click on the apply button below to find out more and to apply. For a confidential discussion, please contact Anita Denton on 07725 554802, Helen Anderson on 07534 602845 or Chris Barrow on 07437 839048.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 20th June 2021
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