Top education post advertised by council


21 October 2019

classroomPowys County Council's top education position has now been advertised.

The council has advertised the post of Chief Education Officer & Director of Education.

As Chief Education Officer, the successful candidate will be accountable for delivering across the following area:

  • School Improvement and Effectiveness
  • Supporting schools in Financial Management
  • School Access and Organisation
  • Skills and Progression, including Adult and Community Learning
  • Inclusion and Additional Learning Needs
  • Education other than at school, including Pupil Referral Units
  • Youth Services

The successful candidate will lead on the development of Welsh medium educational strategies and operational arrangements to secure high-quality provision and outcomes for learners.  This is in line with the delivery of the council's aims and objectives. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday, November 3.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "We are determined to work with our partners to make Powys a better place to learn. We have an ambitious vision and plan to improve schools for all while delivering outstanding services to our learners and young people."

Chief Executive Dr Caroline Turner said: "If you love a challenge, share our passion for ensuring that our children and young people get the best education possible and want to help us make Powys better for everyone, then we would love to hear from you."

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Chief Executive Dr Caroline Turner for a confidential conversation on 01597 826464 or email

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