Lead Standards and Excellence Officer, Suffolk

Closing date:

Suffolk County CouncilSuffolk

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £59,852 - £69,714
Contract term: Permanent

37 hpw. Flexible working options available to support you, your work-life balance and career.

Based at Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Job reference: SCC02678.

Standards and Excellence Team, Children and Young People's Service.
In this key role, you will be committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for Suffolk's children and young people, in line with the county's Raising the Bar agenda.

You will be one of six leads who monitor the performance of schools and settings within a locality and line manage a team of standards and excellence officers to ensure high-quality school improvement support and challenge is provided to meet the needs. You will work with school leaders, including governors to support them in their school improvement work to build capacity for self-sustaining school improvement.

You will also work across localities to play a key role in the continuous refinement and strengthening of the local authority's school improvement work.
As a lead in this vital area of work, you will have the vision, motivation and proven leadership skills to secure improvement for Suffolk pupils along with in depth knowledge of the Ofsted framework.

In line with the ambition and aims of Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar, you will be committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and young people in Suffolk.

This role offers you an exciting leadership opportunity to work collaboratively with a range of professionals to ensure the highest aspirations for children and young people, so that all children and young people have an educational and pastoral experience that ensures they can achieve their full potential, develop resilience and build the self-confidence and interpersonal skills needed to apply their knowledge.

The benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • A conditional relocation package of up to £8,000 to support a move to Suffolk
  • Free DBS check
  • Public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
  • Tax free bikes through our cycle to work scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Free 24/7 support line, providing general information, counselling and legal advice
  • A wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.


This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Julia Grainger on 07595 091173.

Apply online at: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 5 December 2019.

Interview date: 16 December 2019.

All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.



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Address: Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1473 583000
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