Education Lead Adviser, Kent

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Kent County CouncilKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £90,000
Contract term: Permanent

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Education Lead Adviser roles rarely offer this level of complexity, innovation and impact. This is an opportunity to take personal responsibility for improving education standards across a county of more than 200,000 children and young people. For someone with your gravitas, technical acumen and forward-thinking approach, it could well be a career-defining challenge.

The leading voice for improvement

As we transfer our School Improvement Service into a new wholly owned company we will look to you as the ultimate authority on education standards in Kent County Council - and the champion of their improvement. This is about shaping the big picture that will raise the bar at every key stage of learning. No small feat when 92% of our schools are already rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

There is more to this than embedding the right balance of support, challenge and intervention, however. You will take a leading role in contract negotiations with service providers. Inspire a strategy that helps schools to innovate in the way they operate and teach. And naturally, as the Directorate’s professional lead and subject expert, your advice will be integral to the Kent School Improvement Strategy and our broader vision for 21st Century education.

An impressive background

It is a role that calls for strong relationships with our DCS, the Director of Education Planning & Access, the CYPE Directorate’s newly created contract management team, retained education functions and key stakeholders external to KCC. So, as well as a wealth of knowledge; your ability to influence at the highest level will be critical.

It is essential that you trained as an OFSTED Inspector under the September 2014 framework, have QTS and NPQH certificates where applicable, and have been educated at least to degree level.

Beyond that, it will be your experience of senior roles, raising standards, navigating multi-agency arenas and building partnerships that will mark you out.

For further information please contact Keith Abbott on  

Closing date for applications: 27 July 2018.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 6 August 2018.

Please apply HERE

Children Young People and Education Directorate (CYPE)
Kent County Council

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Address: Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8458 247 247