Director of Education - London, United Kingdom,
"Director of Education"
Your new company
A local authority
Your new role
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends to maintain service delivery.
You will report to the Corporate Director for Children and Young People and have management and oversight of all aspects of the budget responsibility for all functions in the Education, Inclusion and Achievement Service and staff management responsibility.
Act as the Council's professional expert adviser on a portfolio of educational services and have line management responsibility for directly delivered functions.
Lead on the development and maintenance of high quality, effective partnerships with education providers in the borough that deliver the best possible educational outcomes for children and families.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of statutory requirements for education provision and the local authority.
Engage with a wide range of educational professionals (including Headteachers, Principals and Governors) on issues of school improvement including pedagogy, curriculum design, leadership/management/governance of schools and colleges.
Negotiate and agree improvement targets with learning organisations from early years settings to schools and colleges.
Maintain up to date and comprehensive knowledge of the latest research on school provision, including relating to organisational characteristics, provision for different pupil groups and the OFSTED inspection framework. Safeguard children and young people and manage risk in protecting children and young people in education provision.
Lead the service improvement of education services in line with council policy.
Responsible for: Access and Infrastructure, School Improvement & SEND - 0-25
Politically Restricted Posts
The Local Government & Housing Act 1989 imposes restrictions on political activities for certain categories of local government employees. In accordance with this legislation, this post is politically restricted and as such the post holder must refrain from being a candidate for election, an election agent or sub agent, an officer of a political party, or sub committee of such a party or canvass, speak to the public at large, publish written or artistic work or display posters in support of a political party or sub group of such a party.
What you'll need to succeed
Educated to degree level or equivalent level of work experience at a senior level relevant to the field.
Registered with the Department for Education/National College for Teaching and Leadership
Evidence of continuing professional/management development.,
Appreciation of major reforms and best practice relating to service area.
Comprehensive knowledge of issues/challenges for the service, nationally/regionally and locally.
Track record of successfully delivering complex programmes or projects relating to the service area.
Knowledge of current issues and statutory and regulatory requirements for service area
People management at an organisational level including motivation, performance and capability.
Providing strategic leadership to a range of functions, maximising efficiency, different delivery models and improving performance.
Commissioning or delivering operations at a senior level.
Effective Partnership working at a senior level.
Leading, managing and delivering transformational change in a complex organisation.
Experience of the application and development of Digital solutions in a changing environment.
Managing budgets, financial information and the budget setting process at a senior level.
Understanding, appreciation and working within the political context and environment at a senior level.
A detailed understanding and awareness of the inspection regime for the designated area of service.
What you'll get in return
What you need to do now
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