Director of Children's and Education Services

Location: Coventry

Salary: up to £144,000

Reference: A000462

Status: Open

A springboard to brighter futures.

We want Coventry to be the best place in the UK for children and young people to live and grow up in. Our ‘Child Friendly Cov’ campaign aims to make Coventry a city where children and young people should always feel and be valued; have opportunities; feel and be safe; and be healthy.

This role is all about keeping the City Council’s end of that promise. You’ll oversee the full range of responsibilities, including fostering and safeguarding, early years, SEND, corporate parenting and family support, as well as working closely with the education system across the city. It’s a complex job, but we’re committed to the highest standards of provision, the team you’ll be leading is high-performing, and you’ll have the support of elected members and senior colleagues.

Candidates may come from either social work or education, but you must bring extensive and nuanced knowledge across both disciplines. Energetic, astute and with a track record of delivery, you’ll have an inspiring leadership style and strong professional networks. Innovative, resilient and driven by a hunger for better, you’ll be able to lead and manage in every setting for which you’re responsible. With partners, you’ll be a valued, reflective yet influential contributor, and the first port of call for good ideas.

For more information, please visit the dedicated microsite for this role, and see the job description and person specification below.

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For an informal conversation, please contact:

Dawn Faulkner
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Sarah Longbottom
Phone: 0121 312 3755

To apply:

To apply for this job please visit the Coventry City Council Jobs portal. Please note: you can only submit one application through the portal - we strongly advise you speak to our advising consultants before submitting.