Assistant Director for Children's Education

Are you passionate about promoting educational excellence for all children and young people?

We're looking for an outstanding leader to join Lincolnshire County Council's Children Services team – officially rated one of the best in the country. You'll be part of a Senior Leadership Team that is proud of its innovative approach to service delivery, supported by dedicated staff and partners who put children and families first in everything they do.

Director Area
Children's Services - Education
Job Category
Executive/Managerial
Service Area
Education
Job Location(s)
Lincoln
Grade
SLA: 84,896 - 110,845 (dependent on competency, knowledge and skill)s
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
Yes
Politically Restricted Post
Yes
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Closing Date
04/10/2020
Job Reference
11160
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As Assistant Director for Education, you'll take a lead role in delivering an excellent 0-19 (25 for SEND) education infrastructure maximising opportunities for all children and young people. You'll have the opportunity to influence and work with Lincolnshire's highly collaborative and committed head teachers, school governors, academy sponsors and other strategic partners to promote educational excellence and tackle underperformance.

You'll be responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of a number of key areas:

  • School Improvement Services
  • Statutory School and Academy Standards monitoring
  • SEND (special educational needs and disability) including Children with Disabilities services
  • Education Support services including fair access to all schools for every child
  • Provision for children outside mainstream education or missing education.

Driving the Council's change programme, you will ensure that the Service is appropriately resourced, organised and structured to meet the Council's statutory obligations and ambitions.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for someone whose leadership can provide a culture and environment in which our excellent team can flourish.

To be successful in this complex and diverse role, you'll have an advanced knowledge and skill level in a number of specialist disciplines, including education,  finance, management and procedural matters. With a budget responsibility of approximately £10 million alongside oversight and influence of budgets in the region of £470 million you will have a proven track record of budget management ensuring resources and infrastructures available to the Council are utilised effectively and efficiently. You'll be able to draw on a background of success, with experience of systems leadership in education, in line with national and local guidance. 

If this sounds like your next career move, then please read through the full Job Description, to ensure that you can meet the required criteria and to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply.

Please submit a covering letter outlining what you can bring to this role and a CV using the Apply now button.

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role, please contact Heather Sandy, Children's Service's by emailing Helen.Warburton@lincolnshire.gov.uk who will schedule a telephone call for you.

Closing Date for applications is the 4th October and interviews will take place w/c 2nd November.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Under The Local Government and Housing Act 1989, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, this post has been identified as 'politically restricted'. Further information on the Council’s Politically Restricted Posts Policy can be viewed here.

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