Assistant Director, Learning and Achievement

London Borough of Southwark


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    Local Government

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  • Expiry date

    06 January 2020

  • Client

    London Borough of Southwark

Ref: GSe60426

Join Southwark and help to raise standards and improve the life chances of children and young people across our borough. We are looking for an experienced professional with commitment, energy, ambition and a can-do attitude who can lead a highly successful team to make a difference.

You will embed a strategic approach to how we monitor, support, advise and challenge education providers and promote improved educational outcomes for all children, young people and Post 16 across Southwark. As a natural relationship builder, you will work with the offi ce of the Regional Schools
Commissioner, Ofsted, DfE and other external agencies and promote Southwark schools and academies and our wider educational ambitions and achievements. 

You will have experience of leading and managing teams including early years, school improvement, adult education, governors, in pursuit of Southwark’s drive to ensure all educational provision is good or outstanding, develop a wider post 16 offer and ensure that vulnerable pupils make good progress. We work collaboratively and you will be liaising with other services including social care, health, housing and community safety to provide a joined up approach to supporting young people and their families. A credible and skilled professional with political acumen, you will demonstrate a proven ability in implementing and evaluating strategies for school improvement and have a good understanding of how school to school support can be developed.

For more information contact Steph Crossland 07760 190 290

Closing DateMonday 6th January 2020
Preliminary Interviews16th or 17th January 2020
Shortlist meeting22nd January 2020
Final panel 31st January 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Stephanie Crossland: 0113 268 0704