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Executive Director - Families, Children & Learning
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/95196/11222
  • Published: Mon 23/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/12/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £114503 - £125407
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 3BQ

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Executive Director - Families, Children & Learning

Job introduction

Taking action for children and families in Brighton & Hove

Join us as an Executive Director and help to make our city a fairer and more sustainable place for children, young people and families.

Interview date:  Assessment and final interviews are likely to take place in the weeks commencing 25 January or 1 February (finalised dates will be confirmed to shortlisted applicants in due course)

To have a confidential conversation about the role with our Chief Executive, Geoff Raw, please contact Felicity Scanlon on 07944 745206 or email: in the first instance.

About the role

You will have responsibility for the strategic direction of all services for Families, Children and Learning. Included in this position is the role of Statutory Director of Children’s Services.

We have transformed ourselves in recent years with almost all of our schools now categorised as “good” or “outstanding”, Early Years services now “excellent”, and the improvements we’ve made in children’s services positively recognised by Ofsted and CQC. You will be expected to continue to lead the directorate through this journey of continuous improvement.

We’re proud of our reputation as a city which values diversity and protects and enables the most vulnerable. We’re committed to being a fair and inclusive employer and public service provider and an actively anti-racist council.  We particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background, LGBTQ, as well as those who identify as disabled to apply.

For further information about the role and the council please see the Candidate pack below.

This role is politically restricted.  For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the politically restricted guidance.

CV and Supporting Statement - TO APPLY - Please click on the Apply for Job button, provide a copy of your latest CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 3 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.