Person specification

Position Title: Assistant Director - Education and Inclusion

 

 

 

NOTE TO APPLICANTS

Whilst all points on the specification are important, those listed in the essential column are the key requirements.  You should pay particular attention to those points and provide evidence of meeting them. Failure to do so may mean that you will not be invited for interview.
 

Attribute Essential / Desirable *M.O.A
Experience    
Senior management experience in schools (including SEN) and / or education and skills, with a track record of achieving significant service improvements.

Essential

A
Knowledge and understanding of statutory roles and responsibilities, best practice and current trends in respect of the wider children’s services.

Essential

A
Understanding of the issues affecting pupil performance and the ability to collaborate with other professionals and organisations supporting schools and pupils.

Essential

A

Substantial experience of strategic financial management, including managing complex budgets effectively, staff management including performance development and developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies and strategies.

Essential

A

A detailed working knowledge of a range of effective school improvement strategies, including developing and implementing strategies to raise attainment.

Essential

A
Detailed knowledge of legislation and guidance affecting special needs assessment.

Essential

A

Thorough understanding of school performance analysis and issues relating to value added.

Essential

A
Experience of initiating, leading and managing cultural change at a senior and strategic level in an organisation.

Essential

A
Knowledge of local government finance and central government funding mechanisms relating to education.

Essential

A
Experience at a senior level in more than one school and/or local authority.

Desirable

A
Experience of supporting schools causing concern.
 
Desirable A
Skills and Abilities    
Ability to analyse complex issues and to think creatively and strategically

Essential

A,I,P
Ability to negotiate and agree improvement targets Essential

A,I,P


Ability to use performance data to inform judgements and interventions
Essential

A,I,P


Ability to apply and adapt national initiatives in a local context
Essential

A,I,P

Ability to deliver assigned projects on time and within budget  Essential

A,I,P

Ability to lead a team and deliver to an agreed business plan  Essential

A,I,P

Awareness and sensitivity to be able to manage successfully within a Local Government environment working effectively with schools, other organisations, agencies and partners. Essential

A,I,P

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences (including ability to write clear and concise reports & presentations) Essential

A,I,P

Ability to use discretion and initiative to make decisions for a wide-ranging service area with minimal managerial direction Essential

A,I,P

IT Literate, capable of using MS Word / Excel and office packages Essential

A,I,P

Education/Qualifications/Knowledge    
Educated to degree level or equivalent Essential C
Qualified teacher status Essential C
Relevant management qualification  Desirable C
Trained Ofsted Inspector  Desirable C
Accredited School Improvement Partner Desirable C
Other Requirements    
Personable, approachable, while still inspiring respect and personal and professional credibility. Essential A, I, C

Ability to work outside normal office hours as necessary. 
Essential A, I, C
Interest in working with children to promote their development and educational needs. Essential A, I, C
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children. Essential A, I, C

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.
Essential A, I, C

Suitability to work with children.
Essential A, I, C
Satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure. Essential A, I, C
Commitment to equal opportunities    

Commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to recognise and celebrate cultural difference.

Essential A,I
Commitment to service delivery/ customer care    
Commitment to provide a customer focused service. Essential A,I

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: (*M.O.A.)

A = APPLICATION FORM,  C = CERTIFICATE,  E = EXERCISE,  I = INTERVIEW, P = PRESENTATION,  T = TEST,   AC = ASSESSMENT CENTRE,  
R = REFERENCE