Director - Education and Skills, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Wiltshire CouncilTrowbridge, Wiltshire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £95,978 - £105,809
Contract term: Permanent

Empowering People, Innovation and Collaboration

Wiltshire is a thriving county that enables and positively encourages healthy living in strong, inclusive and prosperous communities. We are proud of our heritage and for having a strong community spirit. Over the last decade the council, with its public and voluntary sector partners, has improved people’s lives and helped businesses to develop and relocate in Wiltshire. Looking ahead to the next decade, we plan to continue that success where people in communities come together to support each other, take part in events and activities, and take responsibility for what matters to them
We have recently agreed a new Business Plan which outlines our priorities and an ambitious programme of work to be carried out over the next 10 years. As part of that planning process we have looked closely at the types of people we will need to deliver our vision, and that review had led to the creation of this exciting new leadership role.


This post will be the Council’s lead on education and skills, navigating the changing education landscape and ensuring effective relationship management with a range of partners and stakeholders, recognising their different priorities and coordinating a shared vision for the future.
The post has been created in recognition of the importance of seeing beyond just the need to have high quality schools, colleges and Higher Education provision but also the crucial link to having the right skills in our communities to ensure we keep unemployment figures below the national average, provide the skills that Wiltshire businesses need, and encourage more young people into the work place.

Reporting to the Corporate Director of Children and Education, we now need a director to lead this crucial and innovative agenda - someone with the strategic vision to see the synergies between these service areas and to grasp the opportunities on offer. You will need to have substantial senior experience within an education context, but as importantly you will need to be determined, ambitious and corporate, with the ability to build strong relationships with a wide array of partners and stakeholders.

To find out more visit: or contact Jon Houlihan (0121 644 5702).

Closing Date: 1 December 2017


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Address: Recruitment Team, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 718040