Executive Recruitment

Assistant Director, Learning and Skills

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Hull City Council
Closing date:
7th February
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
7th February 2020
Shortlist meeting
13th February 2020
w/c 17th February and/or w/c 24th February 2020
Final interviews
w/c 9th March 2020


Hull is a proud, confident, outward-looking city, transformed by its spectacular year as UK City of Culture and more than £3bn of investment in culture, people and place.  Working with our partners across the public, private and third sectors, Hull City Council has driven this transformation and we are now firmly focused on the next, exciting stage of Hull’s journey.  Building on recent economic, social and cultural successes, our vision is to deliver economic growth for all, to create inclusive, resilient and safe communities and to deliver organisational excellence in partnership. 

Improving outcomes for children, young people and families is at the heart of this vision and we are looking to recruit an inspirational and strategic senior leader who will be pivotal to fulfilling our ambitions, ensuring that present and future generations reap the benefits of Hull’s renaissance.  This is an opportunity to be part of a passionate and committed team, recognised as ‘Senior Leadership Team’ of the Year at the MJ Awards 2019, and to be part of Hull’s continuing success story.

Our AD for Learning and Skills will play a leading role in ensuring the next generation of Hull residents can make the most of the opportunities ahead.  Working closely with schools and academies, you will develop an aspirational yet inclusive education and skills strategy which will enable joined up working and support genuine partnerships.  Together, we can raise attainment, ambition and outcomes across the city.

The role report to our Director of Children, Young People and Family Services, and will be a key officer in an ambitious council which is focused on the future.

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Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Emma Dove
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