Assistant Director – Access and Achievement (Education), Walsall, West Midlands

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Walsall CouncilWalsall, West Midlands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £80,046 - £92,361 (relocation assistance is available)
Contract term: Permanent

Strapline: Better for Children - be part of the journey

Walsall Council is embarking on an ambitious, fast paced, transformation programme to ensure that all children and young people benefit from good or outstanding educational provision provided by schools and other settings, supported by flexible and responsive services delivered locally. Our vision is supported by a restorative approach in all we do. High challenge and high support sums up how we work with each other, our partners and community. It is challenging and hugely rewarding and requires tenacity and determination in equal measure.

The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director for Children’s Services and as a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Assistant Director for Access and Achievement is a critical role providing the technical knowledge and skills of the education agenda as well as the leadership skills to build trust and confidence in the council’s new role. It will be accountable for delivering the Council’s statutory responsibilities in ensuring all children and young people have a school place which is high quality and delivers outstanding outcomes. The role requires collaborative working across all services and partners including schools and other setting. It requires a proven track record of delivering impactful, measurable outcomes which transform the educational experience of children and families, particularly vulnerable learners.

The Person

Demonstrating exemplary stakeholder engagement and management skills, you will evidence a successful track record of leading and delivering impactful change in a complex organisation of scale. You will showcase fresh thinking coupled with the ability to articulate big ideas into practical programmes, building support for your ideas, working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure smooth implementation of any solutions.

You will be a passionate, creative and compelling advocate for all children and young people, with a tenacious, robust, can-do mentality and a restless appetite for continuous improvement.

To find out more contact Simon Ray at our search partners Hampton’s Resourcing on 01926 355 778 /07870 620 587 or email

Closing date: Sunday 14th October.

Job location

More about Walsall Council
Address: 3rd Floor, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1922 655741