Vacancy Summary

Department of Children’s Services

Education and Learning – School Standards and Performance

Education Adviser for School Improvement (2 posts)

Salary: Soulbury 24-27 (+3SPA)


2 x 37 hours per week

Location: Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford

Start date: Immediately or 1 January 2020

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

We are looking for 2 experienced school improvement professionals with proven credibility, to work with our schools and academies to bring about rapd improvements.  

Vacancy Information

This post is suitable for experienced headteachers, senior leaders and current school improvement professionals who have a track record of bringing about rapid improvement inn schools.  The successful candidates may be Ofsted inspectors although this is not essential.

Bradford Council is expanding its school improvement service and looking for talented school improvement experts who can offer knowledge and experience of how schools can improve at pace and who have the credibility to engage with stakeholders and partners across the school system.

This is a key role in the Education and Learning School Improvement team - you will be required to support and challenge leaders across the district, ensuring they achieve the very best for all learners and focus on our mission of all schools being good or better.

We are seeking to recruit two school improvement/education advisers to monitor, challenge, support and empower school leaders to deliver high quality provision for all pupils within schools, as well as deepen accountable partnerships, drawing on their collective expertise and combined resources to enable all pupils to achieve their potential and ambitions.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can forge effective professional relationships at all levels - with schools and multi academy trusts; with governors, Heads and Principals, teachers and other agencies.

It is important that you share our wider vision for the service and can work with our teams to improve and enhance our traded offer - ensuring we continue to deliver high quality services that schools value and trust. To be successful, it is likely you will have led school improvement in a relevant context - either as a school leader or perhaps in an advisery role with a local authority, academy trust or other school-led system.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team who are committed to delivering improving results. You will find talented colleagues ready to support you every step of the way.

For further information please contact Sue Lowndes on 07773 221727 or

To apply for this post please go to:

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st October 2019

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post

We look forward to hearing from you.




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