Head of Service Early Years

7 days left

Location
Suffolk
Salary
£58,678 pa
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
28 Jan 2019
Ref
SCC02899
Contract Type
Full time

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, IPSWICH

Head of Service Early Years

£58,678 pa

37 hpw

Ref: SCC02899

This is a key strategic role leading and developing the Early Years and Childcare service following a significant restructure.

You will have responsibility and accountability for:

* working in partnership with 500 early years and childcare providers that currently deliver the free entitlement to eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds

* 40 staff who provide support and challenge to early years professionals working in the private, voluntary, independent and school sectors

* the delivery of Suffolk Family Information Service

* the Local Authorities Early Years Foundation Stage outcomes

* delivering a service to vulnerable children and their families (including those with special educational needs and disabilities)

* developing quality early education places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

This challenging and varied role holds overall responsibility across a wide range of disciplines, including:

* early years inclusion

* early education funding and finance

* the Early Years Foundation Stage

* childcare business development and sufficiency

* direct support to providers with less than good Ofsted judgements.

For an informal discussion, please contact Adrian Orr, Assistant Director Education and Learning, on (01473) 264709.

Apply online at: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

Closing date: 10am, 28 January 2019.

Interview date: 4 February 2019.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.