Strategic Education and Skills Director

London (Greater) (GB)
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

We are the City of Inspirers

Strategic Education and Skills Director
Department of Community and Children’s Services 

About us
The City of London Corporation is the City of opportunities, ideas and diversity. We’re an organisation that makes a contribution totally out of scale with our size. You could see your efforts not just make life better for people in London but across the country and even overseas. We’re an organisation that will surprise you.

The role
The role is all about delivering vital educational strategies as part of our wider vision as a corporation. It is varied, challenging and highly rewarding work, helping learners across London to fulfil their educational needs and aspirations.

Leading our Education Strategy Unit, you will oversee the delivery of the Education Strategy, the Cultural and Creative Learning Strategy and the Skills Strategy, working closely with a family of schools and a range of education partners.

They will support the Corporation as academy sponsor, maintaining a positive relationship with the City of London Academies Trust, supporting the Trust and ‘family of schools’ to ensure the schools are aligned to the strategic goals, and that there is strong leadership and management that delivers positive outcomes for the pupils.

The role also includes overseeing our apprentice programme, delivering an excellent standard of education for all apprentices and helping them to build successful careers.

About you
We are looking for inspiring leaders with significant experience in leading educational organisations which could include a senior leadership role at a school, local authority or academy trust. 

With sound political awareness, you will have a good understanding of complex policy areas and a range of educational agendas. Skills in negotiation, stakeholder management, project management and budget management are also essential.

You will be a keen problem-solver with strong communication skills with a relevant degree or equivalent experience.

Closing date: 29 August 2022.

To find out more about the role and to discuss your interest in confidence, please contact our advisers, Wild Search:

We are committed to equal opportunities at The City of London, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.