Assistant Director, Education and Inclusion, Calderdale

Closing date:New this week

Calderdale CouncilCalderdale
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Post Ref: ACS138

Salary: Group Director – Level 5, £85,321, 37 hours per week, permanent
Based in Halifax, West Yorkshire

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the South Pennines in West Yorkshire, Calderdale is a vibrant metropolitan borough, an active part of Leeds City Region, with strong market towns and amazing heritage assets.

Calderdale is delighted with our recent Ofsted inspection, our services have been deemed as ‘Good’, and our work with children in care and leaving care rated as ‘Outstanding’. The Council’s commitment to our Vision 2024 demonstrates how the Council is innovative, distinctive and focused on learning and treating our students and staff with care.

This is an exciting time as our newly appointed Director of Children and Young People is looking to recruit an Assistant Director to join their new senior leadership team. You will provide the leadership to drive up standards and reduce the exclusion of vulnerable learners. 

This role, which reports directly to the Director of Children and Young People’s Services, will lead the Council’s response to improve all children’s school readiness and attainment. You will be required to liaise with and influence the DfE, OFSTED, the Regional Schools Commissioner and school Governors to ensure positive progress for all Calderdale’s children. This role will brief key elected members on the progress made by schools an early year’s pupils across the borough and provide a regular overview of the prospects for Calderdale students.

Applications are encouraged from those who hold a recognised teaching\lecturing qualification, an advanced management qualification and can demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of Education legislation and statutory guidance relating to college and school organisation and early year’s achievement requirements.

Closing Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019

Assessment/Interview Date: 14th & 15th February 2019

Employees of the Council enjoy a comprehensive reward and benefits package, which includes generous terms and conditions of employment and access to a wide range of retail discounts and lifestyle savings to name a few.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.



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