Assistant Director Inclusion


Somerset County Council
Local Government
County Hall, Taunton
GBP Competitive Salary


We are looking for a professional and performance-focused assistant director to drive improvement and change in our Children’s Services, and support our future direction in relation to SEND provision and inclusion within schools, children’s services and the County as a whole.

We need an influential assistant director to drive change, help define our future direction, influence key stakeholders and support improvement in inclusion and education, partners and across the breadth of the authority. You will probably already be working at a senior leadership level within a related educational context and will have a clear vision of success, a passion for improving services, a track record of delivering lasting and innovative results within children’s services and above all a passionate commitment to achieving excellence outcomes for every child. 

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Monday 27th November 2017
Longlist Meeting (candidates not required to attend) Monday 4th December
Longlist Interviews 12th, 13th OR 14th December (TBC)
Shortlist Meeting (candidates not required to attend) Wednesday 20th December
Final Panel Interview Tuesday 16th January (TBC)

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

Dawn Faulkner
0121 644 5703
Marcia Williams
020 7426 3374

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