Principal Education Adviser (2 Posts)

North Yorkshire
Soulbury 26-28 + 3 SPA
03 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full time

Salary Soulbury 26-28 + 3 SPA

Contract: Permanent (Secondments Considered)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Primarily based at North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton with county wide travel

We are looking for strategic, inclusive and performance-focused leaders to join us as Principal Advisers to drive improvement, proactively solve key education challenges and promote high standards in schools and settings.

These are pivotal leadership roles in the Education and Skills Service and an exciting opportunity to work with schools and settings across North Yorkshire, from towns to rural communities to schools on coast. Principal Advisers will work with schools, both primary and secondary, early years settings including nursery schools, Special Schools and PRUs. The size and geography of North Yorkshire will also enable the postholders to work with a wide variety of different types of schools and settings including maintained schools, academies and small schools some of which are facing challenges with budgets and pupil numbers. The role is demanding, challenging but hugely rewarding, making a real impact on childrens lives, driving tangible schools improvement improving outcomes for all children.

The postholders will manage a team of Education Advisers who are responsible for school improvement and work directly to the Assistant Director for Education and Skills.

To be successful in this role you will have a strong track record in school improvement and senior leadersip in education; your experience enables you to identify the key challenges and deliver solution focussed services that successfully drives improved outcomes for all children.

The postholders will also work across a variety of service areas including inclusion, the opportunity area and liaise with colleagues in the Children and Families Service. You will deputise for the Assistant Director and become involved with leading professional development days, working with school leadership teams and the teaching school alliances, school reviews and North Yorkshire data analysis developing a strategic approach to tackle challenges, development needs and new innovations.

In addition to leading a portfolio of school improvement services through your teams, you will be the strategic lead for key themes such as Early Years/ Primary and Secondary/ Post 16.  A pivotal role in the Education and Skills leadership team you will develop and lead the services strategic direction, be a key influencer with the newly formed locality boards and wider strategic partnerships.

You will be a corporate player, developing partnerships across services collectively using professional strengths to drive impact

We welcome applications on both a permanent and secondment basis.

This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your career; we are an authority with a strong track record, relentless focus on delivery and performance you will be welcomed by talented colleagues and well-developed partnerships. 

We understand the importance of workforce development and you will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge, to effectively deliver and improve service. As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, including using modern technologies to support agile ways of working. 

Please visit our dedicated Campaign Site for further information on this vacancy and for details of how to apply:

If you require further information on this vacancy, please contact Amanda Newbold (Assistant Director Education and Skills) via Mandy Lambert (Leadership Support Officer to Assistant Director, Education & Skills) on 01609 532843 (ext 2843)

Key dates:
Closing date: 17th September

Shortlisting date: 18th September
Interview date: 29th September 2020

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information on our Relocation Policy, please visit: http://nyccintranet/policies/travel-and-expenses-policy-and-procedure

An Enhanced DBS is required for this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity.