Principal Adviser for School improvement & Governance, West Berkshire

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West Berkshire CouncilWest Berkshire

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £60,762 - £64,001, per annum, Soulbury B, points 24-27 plus upto 3 SPA points
Contract term: Permanent

West Berkshire Council's Education Service is looking to appoint a Principal Adviser for School Improvement.

We are seeking an experienced school improvement professional with a successful track record as an LA adviser and/or Headteacher. The role is wide ranging and will involve both strategic leadership and operational delivery. You will lead a team of cross phase school advisers, governance officers and community learning specialists to oversee provision and ensure the maintenance of good Ofsted ratings in all areas. West Berkshire is a successful authority, with 95% of schools rated Good or better and Community Learning provision which is also rated Good. We work in close positive partnership with all our schools and other learning providers.

We are ambitious for our schools, children and learners, and are seeking someone who shares our desire to deliver outstanding standards and outcomes, including achieving top quartile performance in all Key Stages and closing gaps.

We are flexible and would consider a fixed term secondment or part-time proposal.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immagration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire is a great place to live and work, where the South East meets the South West, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage at the doorstep. We hope you will consider joining our strong, stable and supportive team. 

A relocation package of up to £3500 may be available

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ian Pearson, Head of Education Services on 01635 519 729 and

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Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.

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More about West Berkshire Council
Address: Market Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 5LD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 42400