Director of Education

Derbyshire County Council

Matlock, Derbyshire

  • Location Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Sector Local Government
  • Client Derbyshire County Council
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration £99,063 to £108,772
  • Reference GSe113575
  • Closing Date 21st July 2024

At Derbyshire County Council, we are ambitious for our varied and diverse communities, building on our success and continuing our journey as a modern and effective organisation and our children, young people and families to be safe, to have access to great educational opportunities, and to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  Children’s services in Derbyshire are ‘Good’ with an ambition and strong potential to be outstanding. These are key roles in supporting us achieve our goals, committed to improving and transforming how we deliver services to meet the needs of our residents and communities.

Our effective education services are central to ensuring children and young people have the best opportunity to thrive in supportive, well run and safe settings that can meet the needs of every child. We have a large number of schools across the county and we need a leader who can work across organisational boundaries and structures, who will support our positive working relationship with schools in offering effective improvement services and continue to lead strategic change across the whole estate. We have an ambitious SEND and inclusion strategy that aims to support all children and young people across a wide range of needs. We have a large traded services function, therefore we need a new Director who can operate commercially as well as strategically, but most importantly is the need to bring a desire to ensure all children and young people are given the best opportunity to thrive.

 This is a career enhancing opportunity for someone with the drive, skills, ability and passion to make a difference.

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Further info

Please click on the link below to their website that has the Children Services Plan 2024 – 25 and Children Services Implementation Plan 2024 – 25.  

Service planning - Derbyshire County Council


  1. Derbyshire County Council - Childrens Services Structure Chart.pdf


Philip Emms: 07590 225 472
Alfred Leigh: 0207 426 3980

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