Head of Service, Schools Effectiveness, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Wiltshire CouncilTrowbridge, Wiltshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70,493 - £77,715 per annum
Contract term: Permanent


This is exciting opportunity to drive strategic leadership of school improvement and school effectiveness across Wiltshire’s education landscape.


About the role

As a member of the senior management team within our Education and Skills directorate, you will provide leadership for the Schools Effectiveness team and lead and manage all school improvement and effectiveness work in Wiltshire to ensure good pupil outcomes. You will also oversee the strategic commissioning of education services to schools as well ensuring effective plans are in place for amalgamations and expansions. Working alongside the Commercial Manager of Schools Traded Services, you will develop trading and income generation opportunities and take overall responsibility for budgets within your service area.

About you

You will be a qualified teacher with headship or senior school leadership experience. You will be able to demonstrate a significant track record of leading and delivering school improvements and a thorough understanding of the primary and secondary 13-19 curriculums.

What we can offer you:

The opportunity to work for a unitary Council which is truly innovative and was recommended as the "Best UK local council to work for 2017" by Glassdoor.

An attractive "moving home" package for eligible candidates relocating closer to Wiltshire where there is the opportunity to live in a beautiful county where the cost of housing is competitive, crime rates are low and with great accessibility to Bath, Bristol and the south west coast and accessible to London by road and rail.

25 working days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 30 after 5 year’s service (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Access to the local government pension scheme.

Access to an excellent range of discounts, cashback and subsidised products and services with national and local retailers via our Wiltshire Rewards scheme.

Please apply via our website. Closing date for applications is 17th March 2019 and interviews will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019.

For specific information about this job, please contact Sarah Penny, PA to Associate Director. Email: Sarah.Penny@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01225 713255

Job location

More about Wiltshire Council
Address: Recruitment Team, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 718040
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