Director of Education & Inclusion

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Up to £130,000

Reference: A000437


Liverpool’s educational landscape is complex, dynamic, exciting and developing fast.

For example, we’ve just opened the first of what we hope will be a number of new specialist provisions. Four out of five of Liverpool’s schools are Good or Outstanding, and we’re getting better all the time. We’re innovating our post-16 offer, with a particular focus on children in care, and we have the enthusiastic support of schools, trusts and parents in shaping the new future. But there’s still plenty to do: wider issues of deprivation, the aftermath of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis mean that attendance, attainment, early years, SEND and inclusion all offer huge potential for improvement.

Our new Corporate Director for Children’s Services has set a clear, inspiring vision of what better looks like, and this role puts you in the perfect position to develop an education and inclusion service that sets a national benchmark. As part of the directorate management team, you’ll work collaboratively with colleagues to drive change and improvement in an integrated, system-wide way. Candidates are likely to have good current knowledge of the city and region, and your track record of successful educational leadership (probably in a school or MAT) will give you solid credibility with the organisations and partners you’ll need to influence. Your values-led, inclusive approach, plus a deep personal commitment to the best outcomes for all young people – especially the most vulnerable – will set you apart.

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For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Faerfield:

Dawn Faulkner
Tel: 0121 312 3755

To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy:  Director, Education and Inclusion, Ref: A000437’.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, then you should state this clearly.

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