Brighter Futures For Children – Director Of Education

Reading, Berkshire
c. £90k
11 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location(s): Reading

Job Type: Permanent

Closing date: April 18th 2019

Salary: c. £90k

The Role

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is an independent, not-for-profit company recently established to deliver the best possible opportunities for children and their families in the borough of Reading.

Our vision is to unlock resources to help every child have a happy, healthy and successful life. We believe that we are most likely to succeed if our staff, children and young people we work with are involved and engaged in everything we do.

We have made significant headway and currently driving through a progressive and ambitious Improvement Plan which includes stabilising our workforce for the future.  There is real determination at all levels to make Brighter Futures for Children a success – and to improve the lives of children in Reading.

About the role

This is an opportunity for the new Director of Education to take a commercial lead on the development and delivery of strategies to improve education standards at every key stage of learning for children and young people across the borough.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be a full member of the Executive Committee who are responsible for the operational delivery of children’s services to the 25,000 children in the region.

Your professional experience will have provided you with a detailed knowledge of education improvement including school improvement and educational legislative requirements. You will also need a demonstrable track record in income generation with 20% of the role targeted towards generating income, innovation and developing chargeable activities and projects for the local market and with new and existing school/education clients.

Key contact

This role is a great opportunity to help us make Reading one of the best places in the UK to grow up in and impact positively on the lives of our young people.

If you have a vision for what we can accomplish and want to be part of our success story then please make contact with our retained consultant Kelly Shaw on 07900 363803 or 0203 434 0990. Information packs are available to download at

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email