Primary Commissioner/Advisor - Education, Swindon

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Swindon Borough CouncilSwindon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,916 to £68,845 p.a. Relocation package of up to £8,000 is available
Contract term: Permanent

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s directorate team endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service provided. Our teams are focused on improving service provision, which your exceptional skills across the educational sector will enhance. If you join us you will be the Council’s lead for school improvement, supporting the delivery of the Swindon Programme vision that the Council has.

You will support the Head of Education drive up standards in the borough and provide support and challenge to schools. You will work with the Swindon Challenge Board to provide strong direction to education in Swindon to improve coherence and direction so all stakeholders are aware of their roles in improving education for all children and young people. The aim is to ensure that all children and young people attend good or outstanding schools and that schools achieve high standards in all aspects of educational provision.

The Council has significant challenges ahead including delivering service improvement in an environment where the demand for public services will increase, against a backdrop of reduced resources. The way public services are delivered will continue to evolve and change, and the Council wants to be at the forefront of enabling safe, strong and prosperous communities.

This post will work in partnership, across the Council, Borough and region to align and commission service provision ensuring it is cost effective and responsive to the needs of Swindon’s diverse communities.

To be successful in this role you will have a wide breadth of senior leadership or management experience and knowledge in school/academy and/or within a local authority or similar setting. You will have a track record of building and sustaining credibility with senior educational figures. Ideally you will have experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners.

For further information about this role please contact Peter Nathan via email

All enquires will be treated in confidence.

Closing date: 18 March 2019

Interview date: 4 April 2019

Job location

More about Swindon Borough Council
Address: Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2JH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 445500
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