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Education Policy & Children’s Services Grade 3

REF: IRC265113

DEPARTMENT: Department for Education (DE)

SALARY: £92,413 - £105,447 (under review)

LOCATION: Rathgael House, Bangor

This is a post that provides an exciting opportunity to make a real and positive difference to children and young people’s lives at a critical time for education in Northern Ireland (NI).

The post holder will, in particular, lead the work on school curriculum, qualifications and standards; inclusion and wellbeing, including special educational needs; youth and early years’ services; collaborative, shared, integrated and Irish-medium education; tackling educational disadvantage; home to school transport; free school meals and associated schemes; and, New Decade New Approach education commitments.

The successful candidate will have a proven and successful track record of leading and managing at a very senior level in a large organisation, decision making and maintaining high standards of policy/service delivery.

This position will require an individual with energy and drive who can demonstrate a passion for education, along with the ability and confidence to communicate with senior decision makers within and across Departments, government and external organisations.

This post may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from his/her current employer.

Further appointments may be made should this position become vacant during the lifetime of the competition.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 25th June 2021.

As women are currently known to be under represented in this grade across the NICS, and as young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are currently under represented in NICS, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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