Assistant Director Education Partnerships & Skills

Somerset County Council

Taunton, Somerset

  • Location

    Taunton, Somerset

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Education, Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £80,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    15 March 2020

  • Client

    Somerset County Council

Ref: GSe63294

We’ve got ambitious plans for Somerset. It’s a vibrant, well-connected place. Our vision is to improve lives through innovative services that create a thriving and productive County, resilient communities, successful partnerships and support to those who need it most.

Our social care services are emerging as national trail blazers. We do fantastic work with our residents, partners and communities. We have led the national debate on adult social care funding and are seeing strong improvements in our Children’s Services. Relationships with partners are strong and successful. We are delivering a balanced budget for this year and are investing in innovation and partnerships across our services.

Somerset County Council is pursuing ambitious plans for the growth of the County. We are currently recruiting to several roles that are central to our vision, representing outstanding opportunities to develop your career in our friendly and dynamic organisation.

Assistant Director Education Partnerships & Skills

This role leads our Education Partnerships and Skills service, with an ambition to meet schools’ requirements and unite local and national stakeholders. Our aim is to raise education and skill attainment for every child. You will be essential to delivering the ambition in our County Plan and our Children’s and Young People’s Plan.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in education leadership and raising standards. You will be able to demonstrate innovative, visible leadership and deliver strategic vision focused on strong performance management. Working with a variety of partners, you will demonstrate your ability to positively infl uence and negotiate to deliver successful outcomes. You would be joining a rapidly improving children’s services team at a challenging but exciting time.

Closing date16th March 2020 at 10am
Preliminary interviews26th and 27th March 2020
Interviews22nd April and 24th April 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.

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Contact details
Dawn Faulkner: 0121 644 5703

Rachel Cox: 0113 205 6068