Assistant Director - Children and Young People’s Services

Job Title: Assistant Director - Children and Young People’s Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northern Ireland
Salary: £70,000 to £79,000
Job Published: February 22, 2018 12:06

Job Description

The Education Authority was established on 1 April 2015 and since then has been transforming its structures and functions, bringing together the five former Education and Library Boards to create one new organisation.  EA is one of the largest educational bodies in the United Kingdom and a major employer in Northern Ireland.  The organisation delivers a wide range of services to around 1500 schools and youth centres to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

EA is now seeking to develop its leadership structures through the appointment of an Assistant Director with responsibility for a range of services related to pupil inclusion, well-being and protection.  The AD will provide leadership of transformational change and implement new structures, strategy, policy and processes for these services which are vital in improving educational outcomes, reducing educational inequality and supporting the overall development and well-being of children and young people.

Applications are sought from individuals who have a track record of success in the leadership, management and development of children and young people’s services within the education, health, social care or third sectors.  Well-developed leadership capability is also essential including the ability to develop vision and strategy, motivate and engage teams and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

A detailed information pack and application form is available at or by emailing or calling (028) 9056 4016.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

EA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of religious belief, political opinion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, race or age.