Head of Education and Virtual School
South West Council
£400 – £450 per day
6 Months
Remote – full time
Immediate Start
Inside IR35

A well respected Local Authority has a requirement for an experienced Head of Education and Virtual School for a 6 month contract

Due to a realignment of the council’s Education and Virtual School departments, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced professional to lead the Service.

Your responsibilities as Head of Education and Virtual School are as follows:-

  • You will work with schools, settings and partners to ensure that an up to date effective commissioning and partnership plan for supporting improvement in learning and education across the city is developed and maintained.
  • You will be responsible for the oversight of development, leadership and management of the Virtual School, including all statutory responsibilities for those children currently, or previously in care. You will also take strategic leadership and oversight of the wider Inclusion Agenda.
  • You will work with other PCC commissioners and schools to co-commission support for local authority maintained schools to provide appropriate support and challenge to school leaders,including governors, social workers and other services to ensure high standards.
  • You will manage the relationship between the Council, its schools, DfE departments,educational providers and Children’s Social Care to ensure that all children and young people within the council’s area and placed outside of the city can benefit from an excellent education through a broad range of educational provision and to reduce inequalities in outcomes.

Experience required for this role:-

  • You will have experience of successful project or programme management within an education organisation of professional institute.
  • You will have line managed staff or supervised volunteers and have the ability to build good relationships and interact with key stakeholders.
  • You will have a good understanding of the nature of a professional institute and an excellent understanding of higher education provision and professional education training.

As Head of Education and Virtual School, you will contribute leadership strength, depth and vision to the senior leadership team, working in partnership with them for Standards and Achievement.

If you feel that this is the challenge that you have been looking for and would like an informal conversation about the position please email your updated CV to s.williams@baltimoreconsultingltd.com or call Sarah Williams on 0117 313 7110.


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Sarah Williams

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