Education Lead Adviser, Children Young People and Education Directorate (CYPE)
KENT COUNTY COUNCIL - Maidstone
Salary up to £90,000

Education Lead Adviser roles rarely offer this level of complexity, innovation and impact. This is an opportunity to take personal responsibility for improving education standards across a county of more than 200,000 children and young people. For someone with your gravitas, technical acumen and forward-thinking approach, it could well be a career-defining challenge.

The leading voice for improvement

As we transfer our School Improvement Service into a new wholly owned company we will look to you as the ultimate authority on education standards in Kent County Council – and the champion of their improvement. This is about shaping the big picture that will raise the bar at every key stage of learning. No small feat when 92% of our schools are already rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

There is more to this than embedding the right balance of support, challenge and intervention, however. You will take a leading role in contract negotiations with service providers. Inspire a strategy that helps schools to innovate in the way they operate and teach. And naturally, as the Directorate’s professional lead and subject expert, your advice will be integral to the Kent School Improvement Strategy and our broader vision for 21st Century education.

An impressive background

It is a role that calls for strong relationships with our DCS, the Director of Education Planning & Access, the CYPE Directorate’s newly created contract management team, retained education functions and key stakeholders external to KCC. So, as well as a wealth of knowledge; your ability to influence at the highest level will be critical.

It is essential that you have QTS and NPQH certificates where applicable, and have been educated at least to degree level.

Beyond that, it will be your experience of senior roles, raising standards, navigating multi-agency arenas and building partnerships that will mark you out.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12th November 2018.

To find out more about this opportunity, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Jonathan Clark on 0121 654 5926 or Ruth Hernandez Turner on 0121 654 5936.

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