Head of Service - Education Entitlement

Civic Centre 2, Earl Street, Coventry
£78,575 - £86,933 per annum
09 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Coventry has a thriving Education System and is an exciting place to work. We’ve built strong partnerships across our school family and 86% of Coventry children now attend good or outstanding primary and secondary schools compared to 58% in August 2012. All our special schools are good or outstanding. Coventry’s education system includes two top-class universities: Warwick and Coventry who are ranked 8th and 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

We are looking for someone who can build on this successful track record, taking our transformation journey to the next level. You’ll lead on elements of the strategic education development including the transformation of alternative provision, system leadership, school organisation, pupil inclusion and our strategic plan, ensuring high quality provision for all our children and young people.

Working in the People Directorate, with the Director of Education, Libraries and Adult Learning, you will be a leader with energy, passion and belief, someone with a successful track record in a strategic school leadership role with emotional intelligence and leadership skills to bring people with you. You’ll be at home in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and, crucially, you’ll be wholly committed to achieving the very best and to putting Coventry’s learners at the heart of everything you do. In return, you’ll work with a talented and creative team, one that will support and challenge you every step of the way.

How to apply?

Please apply online including your most recent CV and a 2 page covering letter. We would recommend that you review the job description and person specification and give details of any relevant experience, skills and attributes. You can use examples from your personal/education and employment history to support this. The CV and 2 page covering letter documents will be used for shortlisting purposes.

To arrange an informal conversation please contact: Rachel Cruise/ Sabina Hancox on 024 7683 3621 or Rachel.Cruise@coventry.gov.uk  / Sabina.Hancox@coventry.gov.uk  

Relevant dates

Closing date: 12pm noon, Friday 23rd June 2017
Interview date: Friday 30th June 2017

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Coventry Education Pack Final.pdf
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf
Why Coventry - letter from the Director - Education Libraries and Adult Learning.pdf