Senior Schools Quality Assurance Officer, Manchester

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Manchester City CouncilManchester

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Band SS2 £68,526 to £74,175
Contract term: Permanent

Contract Type: Full Time Post, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Based: Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA

We are looking to recruit a Senior School Quality Assurance Officer to work within a challenging, complex and rewarding environment. Manchester’s ethos is to build on the strengths of our people to ensure that everyone may benefit from the economic growth of our City. Our children and young people are at the heart of this – our ambition is to ensure that they are equipped with the skills, motivation and aspiration to be the next generation of our great City’s innovators and achievers.

The role is part of the Education Leadership Team, and reports to the Strategic Head of School Quality Assurance and SEND. We are looking for an experienced leader who is proud and passionate about Manchester; with experience of working in a culture of high support and challenge; experienced in delivering sustained improvements and leading a complex and multifaceted portfolio of services.

Key opportunities and challenges for working in Manchester:

  • 90% of good or better schools, but we recognise we need to improve further
  • Year on year improved outcomes but our aim is to close the gap between national averages and Manchester’s outcomes
  • Diverse and growing population
  • High number of international new arrivals
  • Rapid expansion of school provision in the city


Manchester has a strong collaboration of schools and settings which continue to work as a single family of schools in partnership with the Council.  The Senior School Quality Assurance Officer, by working as part of the Education team within Children’s services and in collaboration with our schools and settings, plays a key role in ensuring Manchester City Council meets its commitments to ensuring children and young people are safe, happy, healthy and successful.

If you are looking for a new challenge in an environment that can truly make a difference to children and young people, this is the role for you.

Access to a vehicle is desirable.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Please see attached Role Profile for more information about the role.
Applications by way of CV and expression of interest (no more than 2 sides of A4)

To apply please go to:

Closing date: Thursday 12th December 2019
Assessment Centre Date: Friday 19th December 2019 (Should you be shortlisted please keep this date free)

More about Manchester City Council
Address: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Po Box 532, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 2LA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1612341839
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