Deputy Head of Skills PO7

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade: PO7, £49,674 - £52,746
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 12/07/2022 at 23:55
Reference: EGG/22/201210


Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service

Deputy Head of Skills PO7 - £49,674 - £52,746

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is the local authority’s direct provider of adult education. Officially rated as “Good” following our OFSTED inspection in July 2016, we are on a journey to “Outstanding.”  We are going through an exciting phase of revisioning the service to support our drive to “Outstanding”. We would like to hear from forward thinking, innovative, experienced senior leaders with previous responsibility for whole service quality including Ofsted lead nominee experience, Community and Family learning initiatives, including the allocation and monitoring of community grants, leading the community learning strategy and the community learning Adult Learning Board sub-group.

In common with other members of the senior team, the postholder will share corporate responsibility for decisions affecting the Service and will play an important part in the wider leadership of a complex organisation.

This is an ideal role for an experienced senior manager who is passionate about learners, teaching, learning and assessment, and the difference that ACE makes to the lives of learners, communities, and the economy. You will have a background in further and/or adult community adult learning and passion for supporting learners furthest away from education and employment to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to fully engage.

If you are learner-focussed, passionate about making a difference through education and excited about being part of an ambitious team, then we are ready to welcome you!

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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