Head of Education & Children's Services (Primary Schools & Improvement Support) (FIF14626)

Glenrothes, UK
06 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description
Informal Interview Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Formal Interview Date: Thursday 31 October, 2019

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

Fife is one of the largest Education and Children's Services Directorates in Scotland supporting over 50,000 children and young people. Our goal is to create a collaborative service for all children across Fife, with a clear focus on the complete needs of every child, raising educational attainment and reducing educational inequality. This means we need an innovative educational leader with the capability to deliver improvements in performance against a background of reducing resources.

Since it was established in 2014, the collective purpose of the Education and Children's Services Directorate has been Improving Life Chances for All.

This describes the future that we are striving to achieve for children, young people, families and communities.

Our Vision for 2020 is that:
  • Children are happier and more secure
  • Children have better levels of achievement
  • Outcomes for children and young people are fairer
  • Children are healthier and more active
  • Young people are equipped for better life chances
  • Local communities are empowered and supported

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Managing a budget of approximately £100 million the emphasis is on delivering improvement in educational attainment and achievement for all.

The role encompasses strategic oversight for all children and young people in Fife during the Broad General Education phase of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

Other elements of the portfolio include:
  • Quality Improvement
  • BGE Strategic Development
  • Professional Learning & Leadership Development
  • Child Poverty
  • Closing the Gap
  • Raising Attainment
The Individual
You will have a proven record as a strategic thinker and change leader and be completely committed to improving the education experience, outcomes and attainment and closing the gap in primary schools. Fife needs an individual capable of working closely with and inspiring colleagues, partners and elected members to deliver our vision.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will also have a comprehensive knowledge of the wider policy context facing local government in your area of expertise and be able to influence this agenda at local and national level.

Before confirming your appointment to the post, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our 'How We Work Matters' behaviour framework contains more information and is available here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education & Children's Services. Email , telephone number 03451 55 55 55, Extension 480218.

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