Education Operations Advisor

Essex County Council
05 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Interviews will be held on 21st May 2019

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.

The Education Operations Advisor will support service and business operations across the four Education Quadrants, working collaboratively with stakeholders to support all aspects of service operations and enable efficient service delivery and the meeting of operational team requirements.

The role offers significant opportunities for innovation, development and growth of services, working closely with the Assistant Directors of Education and the wider team in the development of the organisation, including business planning, internal policies, procedures and quality standards.

With an in-depth understanding of business operations, financial awareness and the ability to build strong working relationships which are collaborative in nature, both across an organisation and externally. The role will manage several projects and support multiple colleagues across Education, so excellent organisational and communication skills are key. Some work will be of a confidential nature.

* Educated to RQF level 3 (‘A’ level) or equivalent by experience.

* Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area.

* Demonstrable understanding of business operations and financial awareness.

* Evidence of successful collaborative working with partners.

* Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with demonstrable interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and experience.

* Excellent organisational skills; the ability to manage multiple projects and support multiple colleagues, prioritise and meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

* High level of IT and digital expertise in order to fully support the needs of the directorate.

* Experience of effective working within a team environment and liaising with a wide range of contacts in a professional manner.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS website.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on working for essex.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us

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