Head of Service - Inclusion - Ref: CH07621

Walsall, West Midlands
£64,549 - £77,599 per annum
11 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
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Head of Service - Inclusion: Ref CH07621

£64,549 - £77,599 per annum

We are looking for a Head of Inclusion to join our Access & Inclusion Management Team.  It is an exciting time to join Walsall Children’s Services as we are on a ‘Walsall Right for Children’ transformation journey, transforming services to ensure children and families are at the centre of everything we do.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone to make a real difference to children and families and to help develop our team.

Main purpose of the job role:

  • To provide strategic support to the Director Access and Inclusion by providing up-to-date specialist advice on all matters related to the council’s statutory responsibilities for education, including Early Years through to Post 16, SEND (0-25) and commissioning.
  • To ensure compliance at all times with relevant government legislation, statutory requirements, national and local performance indicators, and output measures related to education and inclusion for all learners.
  • To ensure the relevant strategies and processes are in place for the council to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for intervening in schools causing concern.
  • To ensure that all council services for which they are responsible are responsive, high quality and provide value for money at all times.

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • Successful teaching and middle and/or senior leadership experience in school(s) or Local Authority.
  • Experience of being an effective leader, who leads and manages people, promotes innovation and has a collaborative approach.
  • Experience of dealing with and analysing information whilst under pressure, and of effectively communicating this information to others in oral or written form.
  • Experience of writing and presenting policy and strategy and recommending appropriate future action.
  • Experience of managing organisational change.
  • Experience of implementing appropriate quality assurance systems.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more: Sharon Kelly, Director – Access & Inclusion – 01922 652895 or email Sharon.Kelly@walsall.gov.uk

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Closing date: 23 January 2022
Interviews are scheduled for 9 & 10 February 2022

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