Bristol City Council
School Improvement Officer
2 posts: 1 x full-time and 1 x part-time (0.5)
Start date: 1st January 2022 (or sooner by negotiation)
Salary: Soulbury Range 21-24, 2 Recruitment & Retention points, plus 3 SPA
Hours: 1 x full-time (37 hours p/w, all year-round, 2 year fixed-term contract) and 1 x part-time (18.5 hours p/w, all year-round, 2 year fixed-term contract)
We are looking to appoint self-motivated, qualified professionals with extensive and successful experience of supporting school improvement at a senior management and/or advisory level.
You will work as part of Bristol City Council’s School Partnerships team; play a key role in ensuring the maximum efficiency of provision in LA maintained mainstream primary schools and commissioning primary academies; and work in close partnership with other support teams within the city council and with wider system leader partners.
Specifically, you will be responsible for:
- raising standards in learning and attainment by working with schools and school leaders to continually improve the offer for children and young people, across a caseload of schools;
- raising standards in teaching by working with class teachers, subject leaders and leadership teams to provide an appropriate curriculum for children and young people;
- monitoring and reviewing school teaching and learning approaches and curriculum provision, ensuring they meet local and national arrangements;
- providing support and advice on inspection arrangements for Local Authority maintained schools in line with changes and updates to national guidelines, BCC arrangements and local area priorities;
To be successful, you will:
- have experience of leading and/or supporting a school through a recent successful Ofsted inspection
- be an excellent classroom practitioner with expertise in supporting improvements in teaching, learning and assessment practices and pedagogy;
- have a good working knowledge of school legislation and national/local research to inform improving practice;
- have experience of providing school to school support
If you are eager to progress your career within this field and contribute towards shaping the direction of our organisation, we want to hear from you. You will work in partnership with committed colleagues to deliver our vision of excellent outcomes achieved through strong leadership, professional collaboration and innovation.
Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
Closing date: Wednesday 25th August 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 15th September 2021
Safeguarding Statement: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
Bristol City 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.