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Head of Service - Inclusion, Strategy and Performance

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£74,404 - £78,056
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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Join our Team of “outstanding” leaders to drive further improvements for Children and Young People across Wakefield District.

Join the success story at Wakefield's Children and Young People Service! From an "inadequate" rating in 2018 to achieving "good" with "outstanding" leadership in 2021, we've come a long way.

Now, we're on the lookout for an exceptional Head of Service for Inclusion, Strategy, and Performance to join our dynamic team. Collaborate with the Service Director to elevate the Inclusion service, creating a seamless and impactful experience for settings, schools, colleges, and families in Wakefield.

As a forward-thinking Local Authority, leading the national DfE SEND Change Programme Partnership in West Yorkshire, we've cultivated exceptional partnerships at the local, regional, and national levels. This role offers a thrilling chance to harness these connections, propel us from good to truly outstanding, and contribute to our continued success.

This position as the lead officer for SEND in Wakefield, presents an exciting opportunity to leverage these relationships, building upon our successes and transitioning from good to truly outstanding.

If you are ready to embrace the challenge of shaping the future of education in Wakefield, we eagerly await your application.

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV that includes your contact details along with a supporting statement that sets out how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the job specification, to

Why Wakefield Council


  • We offer a flexible full-time working pattern of 37 hoursper week.
  • 31 days holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Support and access to high-quality training programmes to progress your career to the next level.
  • We are committed to supporting the well-being of our staff. We recognise that resilient teams need good work-life balance as well as supportive leadership.
  • Access to a range of employee support products.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

Join the success story at Wakefield's Children and Young People Service!

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Nathaniel Heath.

Tel: 01924305500


Job Spec HOS Inclusion Strategy and Performance.pdf

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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