Service Director (Education & Early Years)

Employer: Cornwall Council

Location: Truro

Salary: £ competitive

Closing date: Friday 4 January 2019


The Opportunity

This decisive leadership role offers the opportunity to join Cornwall’s highly rated Children’s Service and shape the next stage of our development. Our innovative, integrated vision for Cornwall’s children offers a new way of working which will transform the impact of schools and education across Cornwall – and in turn, transform outcomes for our children.

You’ll lead on the full span of education accountabilities across our county, promoting productive relationships with our schools, driving up educational attainment and improving opportunities for disadvantaged children and those with special educational needs.

While it’s essential that you’re completely at home presenting to school leaders, success in our new integrated model will require you to perform in a range of settings and will demand closer working with social care and NHS colleagues.

Download: Education Strategy and SEND Educational Strategy

About you

It’s important that our new Service Director truly believes in our One Vision Partnership Plan and in the benefits that integration can bring. However, it is equally important that you are strong enough to make your own mark, to help us shape the fundamental role that schools and education will play in our integrated vision.

You may have held a school leadership role in the past or have followed another professional route in education. However, it is imperative that you understand, not only the schools agenda, but also the wider children’s services agenda.

You’ll be both a team player and leader. Being able to influence and build strong relationships is a prerequisite for this role. You’ll be incredibly passionate about the challenge that this role brings - to be a key player in Cornwall’s new, integrated model for Children’s Services.

If you have what it takes to deliver on a demanding, change-driven, high profile role where you have the scope to shape the future for our children and young people, we’d love to hear from you.

Download: Full Role Profile – service director (Education & Early Years)

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date for applications: Friday 4 January 2019

Preliminary interview with Tile Hill: Monday 14 January 2019

Final Panel Interviews: Wednesday 23 January 2019

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