Head of Education

£88,769 per year
03 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Education
Raising educational achievement and equipping our young people for the world of work is a key strategic priority for the Council. The care and welfare of our children and young people is at the heart of what we do and is reflected in the continuous improvement in learning and attainment. We have invested heavily in professional support for all of our Education staff and have a comprehensive rebuilding and refurbishment programme for our school estate. We have reconfigured our services to match our Community Planning objectives and, recognising that closing the attainment gap is a key element in achieving our ambitions, we have created a new model of empowered Education Groups managed by Executive Leadership Teams backed by expert advice, challenge and support from the centre. The Head of Education as an integral member of the Council Management Team will pursue our ambitious aims for East Ayrshire. The role is pivotal in setting the Education vision and strategy, driving both local and national priorities, and delivering the Council's strategic priorities and objectives to improve the lives and life chances of children of all ages. Our ideal candidate will be an established professional, with experience of working at a senior level in Education who will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to think strategically and to find creative solutions through collaboration and partnership working. We are keen to hear from those who believe they can successfully apply their leadership ability to the challenges, which we face. You will share our commitment to ensuring excellent educational experiences and improving educational outcomes for all our children and young people.
Job Purpose
To develop, manage and ensure the effective delivery of the Education and childcare services for the children (0-18), young people and families of East Ayrshire and, as a Chief Officer, to contribute to the corporate leadership, management and development of the Council.
Regulated Work
The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council. Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.
Additional Information
This is a full time permanent post based at Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock. The salary for this post is £88,769. Please note the recruitment pack and other documentation can be found below.

See also: Recruitment Pack.pdf
East Ayrshire Council Community Plan 2015 -30.pdf
Service Improvement Plan 2016-18.pdf
Attainment Challange Plan.pdf
Education Groups Details.pdf
East Ayrshire PEF Guidance.pdf
Early Years Expansion.pdf
Joint Inspection of Services For Children & Young People In The East Ayrshire Community Partnership Area.pdf
Know your Council.pdf

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