Senior Advisor - Education Improvement: 0-11

Civic Centre 2, Earl Street, Coventry
Soulbury 23 - 26
09 Jun 2017
24 Jun 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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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 specials schools are good or outstanding. Coventry’s education system includes two top-class universities: Warwick and Coventry recently 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 improvement journey to the next level. You’ll lead the work with Coventry’s 0-11 Education Partnerships, promoting collaboration, effective school to school support and the sharing of innovation and good practice. You’ll provide leadership direction to our Coventry Education improvement strategy, developing our enabling infrastructure and bringing in support and intervention where needed.

Working in the People Directorate, you’ll need to demonstrate a successful track record in school improvement– and it’s likely you’ll have worked in a school at a senior level. You’ll demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of what makes schools improve, coupled with the 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.

Salary; £59,152 - £62,291 per annum (with possible progression to £64,457)

How to apply?

Please apply online including your most recent CV and 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 /

Relevant dates

Closing date: 12pm noon, Friday 23th June 2017
Interview date: Monday 3rd July 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

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