Head of Education Outcomes and Inclusion

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3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
£72251 to £75579 per annum
17 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking to recruit an inspirational, vibrant and forward-thinking leader into the role of Head of Education Outcomes and Inclusion.

This position sits within the wider Childrens Services Directorate and works in synergy with a wide range of teams including Childrens Social Care and Early Help.  


Hours: 37 per week

Salary: Grade 17 (£72,251 - £75,579) job evaluation pending

Location: 3-5 St James Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ

The Head of Education Outcomes and Inclusion is a highly visible role and the post holder will make a critical contribution to the delivery of the Council’s ambitions, developing strong partnerships with school leaders and governors and ensuring high quality service provision to education establishments. The role calls for strong professional leadership, excellent people and programme management skills, and the ability to communicate, negotiate and advocate with resilience and integrity. As we are continually looking at improving our services in Dudley, we are seeking applicants that have the ability to work within a national arena and identify good practice examples that would support our own development. Working closely with the Department for Education and Regional Schools Commissioner means the post holder will be an experienced communicator on multiple levels.

Under the direction of the Service Director - Education, SEND and Family Solutions this role will be responsible for delivering and driving the education and inclusion agenda on behalf of the Local Authority and ensuring that children and young people are included and receive the best possible education opportunities.

This is an exciting time to be working within the Local Authority as we are working hard to bring about key changes within our SEND and Education delivery. The post holder will be integral to reshaping our education service and work closely with schools to improve attainment and performance.

If you are interested in this position then please be assured that this represents an excellent opportunity for you to develop and gain experience in a critical delivery area for the Local Authority.

This role is being re-advertised with an amended job description.

Shortlisting for this role will taken place on 7th December 2020 with interviews taking place on the 10th December 2020 via Microsoft Teams. Please be aware that as part of the interview process shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation.

For further information please contact Helen Ellis, Service Director - Education, SEND and Family Solutions on 01384 812032 or via email at helen.ellis@dudley.gov.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

NB, We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised date if a large number of applications are received.

*Dudley council has a contractual 3 days mandatory unpaid leave which, for the majority of services, are fixed at the Christmas period.  This represents a pay deduction of 1.15% in return for which employees are afforded three days unpaid leave (pro-rata for part time staff).

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

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If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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