West Berkshire Council's Education Service is looking to appoint a Principal Adviser for School Improvement.
We are seeking an experienced school improvement professional with a successful track record as an LA adviser and/or Headteacher. The role is wide ranging and will involve both strategic leadership and operational delivery. You will lead a team of cross phase school advisers, governance officers and community learning specialists to oversee provision and ensure the maintenance of good Ofsted ratings in all areas. West Berkshire is a successful authority, with 95% of schools rated Good or better and Community Learning provision which is also rated Good. We work in close positive partnership with all our schools and other learning providers. The Education Service sits within a wider Communities Directorate, which also inclues: Children's and Families, Adult Social Care and Public Health.
We are ambitious for our schools, children and learners, and are seeking someone who shares our desire to deliver outstanding standards and outcomes, including achieving top quartile performance in all Key Stages and closing gaps.
We are flexible and would consider a fixed term secondment or part-time proposal.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immagration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire is a great place to live and work, where the South East meets the South West, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage at thet doorstep.
A relocation package of up to £3500 may be available.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
For an informal conversation about the position please contact Ian Pearson, Head of Education Service on 01635 519729
Previous applicants need not apply
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.