Corporate Director of Children and Education Services



Location: Nottingham

Salary: up to £162,000

Reference: A000537


With a clear sense of ‘what good looks like’, our Children and Education Services team is making significant headway against an aspirational agenda, and monitoring visits confirm that we’re making consistent advances. Of course there’s plenty still to do; but our Improvement Board is effective and engaged, culture and morale are healthy, and the quality and impact of practice gets better every day.

We’re looking for an experienced and effective leader of change with a track record of delivering high-performing services. You must understand the breadth of the portfolio, and be able to build credible, collaborative relationships within and beyond the council. It will be important that you can articulate an inspiring picture of our future, and motivate teams to understand how they can help achieve it. With an assured and positive leadership style, you’ll be able to communicate standards and expectations clearly at every level.

For more information, please see the role profile below.

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To arrange an informal conversation about this role, please contact:

Dawn Faulkner
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Martin Tucker
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Rob Naylor
Phone: 0121 312 3755

To apply:

To apply for this job please click on the Apply button below and fill out the requested information. When prompted, please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4 each).

With your CV, please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will only be contacted if you reach the final stages, and we will not contact referees without your permission.

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.

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications:
Wednesday 19 June 2024

Preliminary interviews:
Tuesday 9 - Thursday 11 July 2024

Psychometrics & due diligence:
w/c Monday 15 July 2024

Final Interviews:
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2024

(dates subject to change)

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