Corporate Director Children, Education & Communities

York, North Yorkshire
20 Jul 2018
10 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Competitive Salary

York: Voted as the best place to live 2018, a distinct, exciting and beautiful northern city, rich in history but forward-looking and progressive.

We are a high performing authority with a reputation for delivering high quality services and a major force in Yorkshire. Serving over 200,000 residents in and around York our people are proud to keep York clean, safe, productive and resilient.

We are currently looking to appoint to a pivotal position within the City of York Council's Management Team; Corporate Director Children, Education & Communities.

Corporate Director Children, Education & Communities

We want a Corporate Director to continually shape, lead and influence our services to realise our ambition for our children, young people and communities.

Our thriving education sector helps our young people to achieve a great start in life, supporting a highly skilled workforce and low levels of unemployment. Over 90% of children go to a good or outstanding school, with children’s services rated as good and on the way to being outstanding.

Our partnerships enables a system wide view of all schools performance and allocation of resource to those in need, truly placing children and young people at the heart of Education.

We are highly ambitious in the outcomes we seek for all children and young people and proud of our supportive leadership, low casework and professional development within Children’s Services.

Our vision for children and young people is straightforward. Children and young people are the heart of our city and of everything we do.

We have a vibrant city, rich in culture, heritage and leisure; partnerships across the City ensure we thrive for the benefits of our residents and visitors. Driving our cities culture and showcasing York as a destination is a key priority – this role is truly place shaping.

Our success provides a great foundation for a new Corporate Director to make their mark, ideal opportunity for aspirational Assistant Director’s or existing Directors on their journey towards Chief Executive.

Closing date: 4pm 10th September 2018

Assessment dates:  3rd October 2018 - with final interviews on the 5th October.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the City of York Council, if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our residents we would like to hear from you!

Find out more about this exceptional opportunity and to apply visit

We are also currently recruiting for Corporate Director Health, Housing & Adults Social Care Services.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

This post is politically restricted and requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check.