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Job details
Employer Rutland County Council
Location Oakham, Rutland
Salary £34,538 - £37,306 pro rata
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts As soon as possible

Head of Virtual School

Permanent, part time (29.6 hours per week)

Scale PO2, Salary £34,538 - £37,306 pro rata

(with potential for an additional market supplement)

Rutland is one of the best places in the country to live, learn, work, play and visit. We may be the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but we can offer fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering great services throughout the County.

We are looking for an inspirational and visionary leader for our virtual school to continue its development. As Head, you will have the opportunity to lead, support, and challenge, internal and external schools and partners to secure the best possible educational outcomes for children and young people in the care of the Local Authority and those previously looked after. Setting the strategic direction and policy in this area, you will ensure that positive transitions are made at the key educational milestones.

You will need to be able to demonstrate strong and effective leadership of, and influence over, the education performance of children and young people as a school leader or within a relevant local authority role. Having gained experience in working across a range of education settings, you will bring a passion for promoting the educational achievement of children in care, or having recently left care, and celebrating their success.

You will have an excellent understanding of social care and education legislation pertinent to children in care, or who have recently left care, to ensure all of our statutory duties are discharged. You will also be able to work creatively to unblock significant barriers to educational success. 

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sue Hickey, on 01572 7758266.

Closing date: 3rd November 2017 Interview date: 17th November 2017

Visit to apply online, and to find out more about what we do. Alternatively, email: or call 01572 722577 for an application pack. 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. 

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LE15 6HP
United Kingdom