Central South Consortium – Joint Education Service
EMPOWERING SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR ALL LEARNERS
SENIOR STRATEGIC LEAD FOR WELSH POLICY, STANDARDS AND IMPROVEMENT
(Based at the Valleys Innovation Centre, Abercynon but currently working from home due to Covid restrictions)
Required from 1st September 2021 or sooner if available
Salary: £67,225 - £70,776 (Soulbury 26-29) plus 3 SPA points up to £74,310
Central South Consortium wish to appoint a Senior Strategic Lead for Welsh Policy, Standards and Improvement to work at the Valleys Innovation Centre to complement our team.
The Central South Consortium, comprising the five Local Authorities of Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, and Vale of Glamorgan, is working in partnership to deliver ambitious arrangements for school improvement through the Central South Wales Challenge. Collectively with our schools, we are determined that all children and young people, in every school, will experience the best possible conditions in which to realise their potential and that we close the gap between the most disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Leader with significant and sustained experience of school improvement. This post holder will be required to work within the region to lead and promote the development of policy, standards, provision and leadership for Welsh across all schools. Also, to contribute to the Welsh in Education Strategic Plans of the five Local Authorities.
The ability to undertake the role through the medium of Welsh is essential.
Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Natalie Gould, Assistant Director for Curriculum, to arrange an informal discussion.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MID-DAY ON FRIDAY 5TH MARCH 2021.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD DURING WEEK COMMENCING 22ND MARCH 2021.
Application forms, and further details, including a job description and person specification for the role may be obtained from the Council’s Recruitment website.
PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK IS A CORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CONSORTIUM AND THE COUNCIL
IN ADDITION TO THIS SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY, THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE ROLE WILL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK
The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.
An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.
Central South Consortium Joint Education Service 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.