AMBITION FOR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES IN BEXLEY
Deputy Director – Educational Achievement and Inclusion
Salary up to £114,258 inclusive of *‘Choices’ Flexible Benefit
Location: London Borough of Bexley
Closing date: Monday, 26 March 2018
Officer Interviews: Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Member Panel Interviews: Monday, 23 April 2018
Job reference: ECS00000186
The London Borough of Bexley is committed to an ambitious programme for children and young people that places education and learning at the heart of local economic and social prosperity. We believe that the best possible outcomes for all our children will be achieved with good and outstanding schools and colleges, a strong special educational needs offer and effective policies and services supporting inclusion.
We have a newly established strategic education partnership, to ensure that all Bexley children are supported through a local shared programme of priorities with our local school community. Over the next two years, we aim to become a fully inclusive education system, without schools exclusions and with high quality support for children with special educational needs and/or disability. We hope our education to employment strategy supports improved relationships between schools and employers, so that every learner is confident and able to develop the skills they need to support their independence as young adults.
We now seek a new Deputy Director to lead our senior team. You will be responsible for our youth and inclusion services, the provision of good education in all of our schools, colleges and early years’ settings and the successful implementation of reform associated with special educational needs and disability. We are ambitious for our children and we are looking for someone with a proven track record in supporting successful public services. We need you to be able to lead, shape, influence and innovate in the fields of education, skills and narrowing gaps for the most disadvantaged. A passion for working in partnership with local schools and colleges is essential.
If you are an effective strategic and operational manager with strong leadership skills, experience of managing performance, a commitment to partnership working and strong knowledge about education and skills development, then we would like to meet you!
Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.
What we Offer
- Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £4,683 per annum
- Relocation Package up to £8,000
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- 32 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
View more about our employment deal here.
The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
For an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please call Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311.
How to apply
Please submit an up-to-date CV supported by a personal statement (not to exceed four pages of A4) that outlines how your knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than noon on the indicated closing date.
You will receive an acknowledgement of safe receipt within one working day but if you have any concerns please call Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311.
Alternatively you can send a hard copy application to:
Solace in Business