Following the election of a new Mayor and the appointment of a new Chief Executive these are exciting and ambitious times for the London Borough of Lewisham, south London’s most exciting and diverse borough. There is a new focus and confidence as we look forward to further enhance the quality of life of our children and young people.
We are looking for an outstanding individual, who shares our passion and ambition for improving the lives of children and young people in Lewisham, to play a key leadership role in our Directorate for Children and Young People. The role reports to the Executive Director for Children and Young People.
This exciting role is responsible for supporting and improving education in our 87 schools, early years settings, support for vulnerable pupils, school admissions, our virtual school, SLA services to schools and for services for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
We are looking for someone with a proven track record in education management and track record of improving outcomes for children and young people. You must have a strong record of partnership working with schools, including headteachers and governors and developing wider partnerships that support education for children. Driven by a commitment to equality and social justice, you will have successfully implemented strategies to promote inclusion and improve outcomes for those from underachieving groups. You must be performance driven, with an excellent track record of managing complex budgets and successfully implementing demand management strategies in a financially challenging environment.
This role will be part of a wider team in Lewisham which is committed to improving the borough as a place to live, work and learn.
For more information please visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/lewishamleaders or call our advising consultants at Penna: Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648, Anita Denton 07725 554802 or Chris Barrow 0203 849 2624.
Closing date: Monday 2 July 2018