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Head of Education

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0137
  • Published: Mon 03/06/2024, 16:41 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/06/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £82,357 - £88,843 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid Working, Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX, Merseyside

Knowsley Council is determined to improve the life chances of all residents in the borough. Many of our children and young people attend good and outstanding early years and education settings and our school improvement journey has been a positive one. However, we now want more for our children; we want every child to succeed, and we need your help to make this happen.

We are seeking a Head of Education who can drive forward our ambition for all children and young people to have the best start in life and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes as they transition to adulthood. You will lead on and develop the following service areas: 

  • Delivery of the Council’s statutory functions in relation to education;
  • Adult learning and skills;
  • Family Hub and Best Start in Life Programme;
  • The Knowsley Youth Offer. 

You will need to be an outstanding leader with an exceptional track record in improving education for all whilst also understanding the critical social factors that can influence how a child develops and learns. You will also be passionate and determined to deliver and have excellent skills in developing partnerships and high performing teams. You will need to have an interest and understanding of the needs of children and young people and be able to lead our transformation plans for our children that will enable them to succeed both in childhood and in their adult life.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants. 

At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact  Jonathan Jones  - Executive Director [ Chilldren's Services] at Jonathan.Jones@knowsleygov.uk or call on 0151 443 5690 for an informal discussion about the role.

Interview Date 12 July 2024

 

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  • PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

How to Apply

Please upload your CV along with a supporting statement as one document in PDF or word format. Your CV and supporting statement should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification.

Please note if a CV and supporting statement does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your CV you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

You will also be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire.

 

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  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0137
  • Published: Mon 03/06/2024, 16:41 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 27/06/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £82,357 - £88,843 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid Working, Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX, Merseyside

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