Birmingham City Council

School Support Manager

20 Jun 2022
06 Jul 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

School Support Manager - School and Governor Support

£45,648- £57,056 GR6

Working 36.5 hours per week


School and Governor Support (S&GS) is part of Birmingham City Council’s Children and Families Directorate.  

S&GS is seeking to recruit a School Support Manager (GR6). Working 36.5 hours per week, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of professional support, assistance, and advice to all subscribing maintained school and academy leaders including governors, across all phases of education.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategy and policy in relation to the management and organisation of schools in all phases and settings and to also work with a range of other services and agencies to ensure continuous school improvement in all phases.

You will liaise with Legal Services and other agencies with regard to schools and the law and to lead the resolution of leadership and management issues as they affect senior staff, governors, parents and other stakeholders of the school.

You will play a full role in the intervention and targeted support for schools causing concern in line with local authority policy and take an active lead in school governance including their training, development, recruitment and retention.

You will provide support and guidance to all members of the team in their provision of professional support and advice to schools.

Please see the Job description for more detail. In order to be shortlisted for interview, you need to demonstrate you meet all of the criteria marked “AF” in one of the person specifications.

For informal enquiries contact : Fiona Chamberlain, Dave Yardley or Moira Gilligan

Ref: BCC172

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).

Please upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments on to your application. This is required, you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification; please note that we do not accept CVs.

Job Description and Person Specification

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