Head of Virtual School
Permanent, 30 hours/week (0.8 full time equivalent)
Scale PO2, Salary £35,934 - £38,813, plus £4,000 market supplement pro rata
Who you are… A school leader or senior LA post-holder with experience of working across a range of educational settings, and an evidence-based passion for promoting the educational achievement of children and young people in the care of the Local Authority, or who have recently left care, and celebrating their successes. Confident and credible, you will support and challenge schools and strategic partners to secure the best possible educational outcomes for children looked after and previously looked after children. Bringing an enthusiastic and flexible approach, you will be able to gain buy-in to inspirational objectives through an excellent understanding of the social care and educational legislation pertinent to children in care, or who have recently left care, and will use your initiative and imagination to unblock significant barriers to the educational success of these children.
What we need from you… As an experienced school leader, you will make sure that the Local Authority duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of its children looked after and previously looked after is properly discharged. Excellent organisational, report writing and IT skills, with the ability to work under pressure, sometimes out of typical school hours, will be key to delivering this role.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.
What we offer… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and flexi-time to name just a few!
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
What to do now… Please visit www.rutland.gov.uk for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Helen Bushell, Head of Virtual School on 01572 758213 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications will be Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 23:59 and interviews will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 - please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: email@example.com or call 01527 758291.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application.
Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.