Strategic Lead: Education Challenge

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/09/2019 23:59
Soulbury £58,670 per annum
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Employment Location:
North East
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Closing date:
17 Sep
Further Information

Fixed term contract for 18 months

Why North of Tyne Combined Authority?

Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland local authorities have secured a devolution deal that focuses on bringing investment, employment opportunities and brighter prospects to the whole North of Tyne area.

Devolution means £20m investment a year for the next 30 years which will provide an extra £600m over this time. It also means new powers to shape our own future and meet the needs of local people and business.

Key decisions about investment, housing, education and skills development will be made locally to benefit our local economy and the people who live, work, study and visit here.

Led by an elected mayor, the new North of Tyne Combined Authority will manage a range of powers on housing, transport, infrastructure, skills and employment.

Over the 30-year-period, this could create up to 10,000 new and better jobs, generate £1.1bn for our local economy and pull in a further £2.1bn in private sector investment.

This is an exciting time for the North of Tyne area and we are looking for exceptional people to join us on this momentous journey, to deliver our vision and help us put the North of Tyne on a national and international stage.

As part of this journey this is an opportunity for somebody to create and lead something unique. As part of the Devolution Deal the Combined Authority is able to seek an Education Challenge and lead shared education improvement.

Focusing on making sure children are ready for school, no one is left behind and leadership, recruitment and retention the right candidate will lead this work for the Authority – working between the Mayor and Cabinet and Government they will be required to develop the initial prospectus into an approved proposal to secure powers and investment to improve education across Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

They will also need to work with a huge range of passionate and committed stakeholders, all of whom are already doing their best for children and young people.

The first phase of the work is expected to last around 18 months but should that prove successful the role will lead a longer journey: A secondment arrangement will be considered.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

To arrange an informal discussion please email Tom Warburton on Tom.Warburton@Newcastle.gov.uk

To apply click on 'Apply now' and complete our online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 17 September 2019

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This job is closed for applications.