Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time (Job Share and Secondment will be considered)
Fixed term for: 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 10 October 2021
Interview date: to be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Laura-Jane Marshall via email Laura-Jane.Marshall@eastsussex.gov.uk or phone 07521 665 250 to arrange a call with Elizabeth Funge, Head of Education Improvement.
About the role
This is a high profile new role, working across East Sussex from September 2021, with significant potential to be highly influential in school leadership development within the context of a school-led system.
The role will lead the strategy to secure high quality leadership across all schools and settings in East Sussex, in line with the county’s Excellence for All strategy. The successful candidate will work closely with the primary and secondary boards to develop leadership pathways that will attract and retain the best teachers and leaders to work in our schools.
The Senior Manager: Leadership Development will play a key role in promoting effective strategies for talent management, retention of existing leaders and developing future leaders for our schools. The role provides an exciting opportunity to work across schools and phases, and to make an important contribution to the quality of education in the county.
We are looking for someone who has significant leadership experience and understands the pivotal role that good leaders, at all levels, play in improving standards in schools. The successful candidate will need a strong knowledge of leadership pathways and professional development opportunities for school leaders. School improvement is delivered through collaboration with and between schools, so the postholder will also need to have strong skills in partnership working and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others.
The role will join the senior leadership team in the Standard and Learning Effectiveness Service (SLES), working closely with headteachers and the independent chairs for our secondary and primary boards. The team is based at County Hall, Lewes, although office-based staff are currently working from home. You will be required to travel around the County, both urban and rural areas, to visit schools.
If you have a passion for developing leaders in education and want to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people, then this may be the role for you.
The role can be offered as full-time or part-time, with the opportunity to work flexibly. Secondments or job share arrangements will be considered and we are interested in hearing from leaders with a background in primary, special or secondary education. The role is fixed term to the end of the academic year in July 2023.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.