Salary: £41,846 - £44,697
Working Pattern:Permanent Full Time
Location:County Hall, Trowbridge
This role sits within Wiltshire’s Schools Effectiveness service which focuses on improving the quality of leadership and management, and learning and teaching to ensure high standards, improving the life chances for all children and young people. This is a great opportunity to join newly re-structured Wiltshire school effectiveness team and play an integral part in raising standards in schools across Wiltshire. You will be part of the South West regional network of governance coordinators and leading a popular well-regarded governance team and work closely with senior leadership of the school effectiveness team and it’s a real chance to make your mark and develop the service to maximise effectiveness and make a positive difference to the children of Wiltshire by shaping the service to meet the emerging needs of schools within Wiltshire.
About the role
Key to success in this role, will be improving governance throughout Wiltshire by conducting external reviews and Identifying and advising on strategic issues. This will involve supporting and challenging schools that are underachieving and vulnerable to failure, as well as narrowing the gaps for vulnerable children and young people to enable them to achieve in line with their peers. You will also be designing and delivering a comprehensive program of training for school governors, as well as providing your expertise, support and advice to governors, parents, head teachers, councillors as part of the governor advice service.
Degree qualified, you will the knowledge and understanding of frameworks for ensuring quality service provision. You will also have a demonstrable track record of designing and delivering training programs as well as possess thorough working knowledge and understanding of legislation pertaining to governance. As well as having excellent communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated, possess energy and drive and be able to work well within a small team.
It is essential that you have a full driving licence and daily access to a vehicle.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.
Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).
Wiltshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.