As a recently formed authority, West Northamptonshire Council has the chance to forge its own identity and create a positive and dynamic culture as well as develop structures that are fit for purpose and not simply inherited. We want to do our very best for our residents, service users, businesses and for our staff – and our values and behaviours are based around our ‘Thrive’ agenda: Trust, High performance, Respect, Innovate, Value, Empower.
We are currently seeking to appoint to a crucial new post to lead our Education service, and we are looking for candidates with the energy, enthusiasm and determination to work collaboratively with colleagues, Members and partners and make a real difference to the outcomes for our children and young people.
With over 180 schools in our patch, this is a sizable role which offers someone the chance to develop new ways of working and form strong and robust relationships with schools and academies. Covering inclusion, school effectiveness, SEND and educational psychology, we are determined to create a service which ensures that all children and young people get the chance to thrive. Whilst candidates do not need to have a teaching background, they will need the ability and understanding to shape a new service and develop a partnership approach with schools and academies whilst also knowing when and how to offer constructive challenge.