Director – Education, Inclusion & Children’s Safeguarding, Keynsham Civic Centre

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Bath and North East Somerset CouncilKeynsham Civic Centre
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: JNC Leadership Band 5
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a newly created role, championing the needs of vulnerable children and further developing our positive (supporting and challenging) relationship with schools and multi-academy trusts in the area.

Children in our area can generally expect to achieve good outcomes; and our Ofsted/CQC SEND inspection reflects positively on schools and services working well together, but educational results reveal one of the largest gaps for disadvantaged children anywhere in the country.

You will use your educational leadership experience and relationship-building skills to bring together a range of key functions such as Education Inclusion (SEND and children outside of mainstream education), the Virtual School, duties such as admissions co-ordination and place planning, as well as our remaining school improvement role and off-line safeguarding functions (LADO, IROs and CP chairs), to build a unique oversight of the experiences of vulnerable children in our area and to reduce those stark inequalities.

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved please contact Mike Bowden, Corporate Director on 01225 394200.

To apply, please visit our website at Please note we do not accept CV’s.

The Council is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.   As part of this commitment anyone working in a post with children or vulnerable groups will be expected to undertake an Enhanced DBS check with/without barred list checks.

As this post involves working within one of these groups, we will require a Disclosure & Barring Service check and/or subscription to the DBS online service. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Closing date: Monday 11th November 2019.

Post Ref: 19CORP30086C

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