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Service Manager/Educational Effectiveness Lead – Inside IR35 - remote working/South East

​Our local authority client is looking for an experienced interim professional with a track record of senior leadership and school improvement to line manage the Early Years, Statutory Assessment and Alternative Provisions Teams, and be the contract holder and commissioning lead for the council’s joint venture company, which is responsible for the council’s statutory duties for educational effectiveness.

The role will work in partnership with the partnership where a setting needs a formal intervention and working with partnership and educational establishments to ensure that we meet educational priorities including improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners and CIN pupils.

You will lead on key strategies that secure the best outcomes for children and young people and be a key member of the Schools and Education Safeguarding Forum.

You will support the progress of pupils general, and the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils, and pupils with special educational needs.

You will have extensive knowledge of top-tier council powers and duties relating to educational effectiveness, including challenge and intervention of schools and settings of concern, and early years and key stage one and two statutory assessment, and the skill to work with and manage relationships with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders, including school leaders, governors and senior staff in other agencies including the DfE.

Experience of working in school effectiveness or related areas, including strategy development, annual action planning, budget management and the management of staff is essential.