Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
There has never been a better time to join this progressive and ambitious Council - the London Borough of Hillingdon. In education, our pupils are mostly achieving above the national average, with nearly 90% of schools, Academies and the Adult Education College being judged by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We are proud of what we have collectively achieved as an education community and we want to build on this momentum to further strengthen the local education system and partnerships in order to provide a world-class education for our residents.
There are strategic opportunity areas for developing an excellent education service for Hillingdon residents:
* Strengthen LA-schools education improvement partnership
* Refocus on vulnerable and disadvantaged learners
* Move towards integrated working
About the role
We are now looking for a Deputy Director for Education at Hillingdon Council to lead the newly re-organised Education Services, moving forward the transformation agenda with the opportunity that you will have, benefiting from the positive work that has been done and a team of talented and committed managers.
In a fast-changing education landscape, we can't underestimate the size of the challenge for you to siege this big opportunity to lead and influence the transformation and development in order for Hillingdon education to be at the forefront of modern thinking in this area.
Therefore, you'll need to be an innovative leader, a savvy corporate contributor, with a proven successful experience of setting and leading the most challenging transformation agenda of a similar scale, while managing the policies development, strategy planning and front-line operation of a wide range of education functions. With a post-graduate management qualification, it is essential that your track record of senior management career will demonstrate the extensive experience and ability of effectively influencing at the highest level of the education community, the Council departments and the other stakeholders. You will already be a confident and productive senior education manager with a strong ability to work with and alongside our Members who will monitor and scrutinise the performance and outcomes in this priority Council area. Equally important is your broad and in-depth expert knowledge and understanding of the national policies, legislation, theory and the changing landscape of education and the ability to apply them in a local context.
Please see the attached job profile for more information.
For an informal discussion, please in the first instance contact Dan Kennedy
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.