Group Manager: Education Improvement, Standards and Inclusion

23 September 2019
Management, Senior/Executives Appointments, Teaching - Other
Full Time
County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP.
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£61,107 - £68,657 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and talented education professional to lead Nottinghamshire County Council’s Education Improvement, Standards and Inclusion services which include a team of specialist SEND professionals who support families and schools across the County as well as a small team of innovative and highly effective education improvement advisers, governing body services and a number of professionals delivering support and challenge to maintained schools and governing bodies. This County is ambitious with a fourfold vision for Nottinghamshire to make it a great place to raise a family; to build a future; to enjoy later life and to start and grow a business.  Nottinghamshire currently has 336 schools (primary, secondary and special). Of this, 138 are academies (41%). Of the 44 secondary schools, 43 are academies whereas a significant number of primary and special schools continue to be maintained by the local authority.

We are seeking applications from forward thinking, experienced senior leaders with highly developed influence and negotiation skills. In addition, the successful candidate will have the vision and leadership qualities to drive continued sustained improvement and excellence across the education sector within the County. 

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of the education sector at this time of significant change and will be able to nurture existing strong partnerships with key strategic partners including parents and carers, the maintained sector, Multi Academy Trusts, Teaching School Alliances, Dioceses, Regional Schools Commissioners as well as with health and social care partners.    

An understanding of local government statutory education responsibilities as well as demonstrating an ability to manage change, will be essential as this post is key to delivering the ambition of this Council to ensure that all children and young people in Nottinghamshire attend good and outstanding schools and provisions.

Candidates interested in discussing this post further can contact Marion Clay, Service Director for Education, Learning and Skills by telephone on 01159 77 3589 or by email at

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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