Quality Standards & Performance Officer (Schools), Bury

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Bury CouncilBury

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Start date: Required for 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £54,495 - £57,519 per annum plus SPA points.
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Quality Standards and Performance Service in the Education and Inclusion Directorate of the Children and Young People Department in Bury, with a key role in driving school improvement arrangements.

Hours of work are 37 per week, subject to service requirements.

We are at a pivotal moment in facilitating the further development of the school-led system in Bury to address the challenges we face in ensuring that the system delivers quality education for all our children and young people.  Our key priority is to work with our increasingly diverse school system to improve outcomes for pupils. 

Bury Council has a positive relationship with its schools and we are proud of our schools’ achievements.  However, we have seen a decline in the percentage of good or better schools in the secondary phase.  We are working with the system to build resilience and raise standards to improve life chances for Bury’s young people.

The successful candidate will be a key member of a small team working with schools, academies, multi academy trusts and teaching schools.  A key aspect of the role will be in convening partnerships both within and outside of Bury.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate success in leading and supporting school improvement as a Headteacher or Senior Leader in a good or outstanding school, or have worked successfully as a Local Authority School Improvement Officer or as a School Improvement Consultant.

Applicants will have to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in partnership with schools and other partners, show a considerable understanding of how to implement robust performance management and quality assurance systems, and be passionate about outstanding teaching and learning.

Applicants are requested to demonstrate, where possible, their skills and experience across the functions set out in the core and specific duties of the job description (i.e. across Early Years, Primary and Secondary) when completing their application.

For further information and to apply for this position please visit the following website.

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will be held on Friday 26th April 2019
Closing Date is 4pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019



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