Leadership and Governance Specialist
£55,005 – £60,798
ASCL is seeking to appoint a Leadership and Governance Specialist to influence national education policy and to support school and college leaders.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to ensure that the views and experience of school and college leaders are heard at the highest levels of government, to build or develop their own profile as an expert in education policy, and to provide tangible help and support to leaders.
The role involves leading ASCL’s work in the following areas:
- School and college leadership quality, standards, education and qualifications
- Governance (including system and MAT governance)
- Accountability and data
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of how schools and colleges are led and governed. They are likely to have recently held a senior leadership role in a school, college, or other educational institution. Experience of inspection, including potentially as an inspector yourself, is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will join an extremely well-regarded and supportive team of policy specialists who each focus on different aspects of education policy but work together to provide cohesive advice to government and support to members.
The post-holder will be home-based although (in normal times) the role involves very frequent travel across the UK to attend meetings with key stakeholders and deliver training and consultancy to members. IT and telephone equipment will be provided.
This role is paid on a five-point incremental range from £55,005 to £60,798. Reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses are also covered, including a working from home allowance.
ASCL is committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We offer a very generous package of benefits, including a pension scheme to which the Association contributes 9%.
The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 30 October.
Interviews will be held remotely Friday 13 November.
Start date: Ideally 1 January 2021 but dependent on individual circumstances.
To apply online or for further details, please visit here
If you have any queries, please contact Angela Stewart, Workplace and Facilities Manager in the first instance on 0116 299 1122.