Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
This is a full time (36 hours per week), term time (40 weeks per year) position. Salary range £64,257.00 - £67,556.00 per year (+3SPA).
We are now looking for an expert to lead the Education Improvement and Partnership Service, which was recently re-aligned to provide a flexible and responsive service to local schools with most impactful support and challenge. Working as a member of Education Services' management team, you will have the specific responsibilities in:
* providing management capacity for Education Improvement and Partnership across Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Post-16 (including Adult Education)
* supporting the Deputy Director of Education by implementing the operational work in relation to education improvement, standards and school partnership
* being responsible for supporting all teams within the Education Improvement and Partnership Service in working coherently to deliver a high quality service
* supporting the Director and Deputy Director's strategic vision to explore a future model, including a traded entity for the education improvement service
* being a Lead Education Adviser either for Primary or Secondary phase of school education, depending on your background.
Being a qualified teacher, preferably you also have the experience/status as HMI, NLE, LLE or SLE, or the equivalent professional credibility in education improvement that is achieved in the context of a local authority, school, Academy/free school or adult/further education. You will already have successful experience in managing, leading and motivating a high performing team of managers and in leading strategic planning to meet the identified objectives in education improvement. You are innovative and resourceful with the ability to introduce or to adapt new ways of working in a changed education funding landscape, supporting the Director and Deputy Director's strategic vision to explore a future model, including a traded entity for the education improvement service.
You will utilise your good knowledge of national and local education priorities and a good understanding of how to ensure all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged have access to a good quality education, closing the attainment gaps. To ensure an evidence-based approach, the role requires excellent skills in data analysis to monitor and identify strengths and weaknesses in school performance and provide appropriate solutions. Above all, your strong professional credibility and influencing skills are keys to building and developing strong partnerships with schools, which is a development priority for the service.
Please see the attached job profile for more information.
For an informal discussion, please in the first instance contact Dan Kennedy
Proposed interview date: Week commencing 21 September 2020