School Improvement Leader (2 posts)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 23:59
£54,598 (Soulbury Range15-18, plus 3 SPA points)
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County Hall
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Closing date:
16 Sep
Further Information

School Improvement Leader (Disadvantaged and SEND)

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who is NCC?

World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?
Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

Northumberland is a large and varied county containing schools of all types and sizes. We are committed to creating a system of support for all schools which will enable every child to attend a school which is at least good.

Northumberland County Council is therefore excited to announce further growth to its successful School Improvement Services. There are two posts available for School Improvement Leaders within the central team. The posts will serve all school phases and sectors in Northumberland:

- The portfolio for post 1 will include improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners.
- The portfolio for post 2 will include support and development within the SEND arena.
The successful candidates will also cover a range of generic school improvement functions.

* Please indicate in your application, whether you are interested in Post 1, Post 2 or if you would like to be considered for both.

Candidates are expected to have experience of a broad range of leadership within schools and a sharp understanding of all areas of practice in improving outcomes within the portfolio areas mentioned. They will have extensive experience supporting a track record of rapid and sustained improvement at their own school and possibly across other schools. Candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of Ofsted inspection (and may have acted as an Ofsted inspector). They will be able to demonstrate the ability to think and work quickly under pressure. Secondments may be considered from the very best candidates.

Are you ready to join a great team, with a clear vision, ready to make a real difference?
Do you believe you have the desire and ability to play a key role in school improvement across Northumberland?

If the answer is yes, please see the attached job desciption and person specifications and click to apply, as we would to hear from you and if you wish to have an informal discussion about the posts, please contact David Street on 01670 622744

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
- A starting salary of £54,598 (Soulbury Band C Range 15-18 plus 3 SPA points)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Closing date for applications will be midnight on Thursday 16th September 2021.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.
For guidance on completing your application, please see the attached notes

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.