Assistant Director

(School Improvement)

Closing Date: 8th July 2022

The Education Achievement Service is seeking to appoint a highly effective leader to the post of Assistant Director (School Improvement).

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and progressive leader to build on their successes to date and work in direct partnership with school improvement leaders across the five local authorities to support and enable schools and education settings to thrive as effective learning organisations. Working as part of a wider leadership team, the successful candidate will lead a team of Principal School Improvement Partners and School Improvement Partners to deliver proactive and focused school improvement support across the South East Wales region.

 The successful candidate will join the senior leadership team and will be responsible for leading on the EAS’ strategic approach for school improvement, ensuring appropriate and timely support for schools linked to their self-evaluation and individual priorities for improvement.

 Should you wish to have an informal discussion around regarding this opportunity, please contact Kirsty Bevan, Director, on 07977 448305.

Please note, candidates wishing to pursue the secondment option must secure permission from their Governing Body to be released from their school for the period of the secondment prior to applying. At the end of the secondment period, the successful candidate will return to their school.

 You are welcome to submit your application in English or in Welsh. Each application will be treated equally. 

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Closing Date:  Friday 8 July 2022

Shortlisting: Week commencing 11 July 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 18 July 2022

 The Education Achievement Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Vacancy Details

Start Date: 1st September 2022

Duration: Available on a full time, permanent basis. Secondment options will also be considered.

Salary: Soulbury 30-33 (36) £73,213 - £76,818 (£80,559 inclusive of SPAs) pending pay award or an appropriate secondment rate.

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