Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Are you an outstanding leader, passionate about improving outcomes for the most
vulnerable students and ready for the next stage of your career?

Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we are now looking for our new Assistant Head of Cambridgeshire Virtual School to build on the strong foundation and shape the next stage of our work across our professional network. We are searching for someone who will be committed to a challenging, fast paced, yet rewarding role leading our Achievement Through Schools team.

We believe that every young person deserves to realise their potential therefore our work is crucial. We are looking for an experienced education professional to join Cambridgeshire Virtual School’s leadership team from September 2023 (or as soon after). This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate wanting to have a real impact on the lives of Cambridgeshire Children in Care, Previously in Care, and Children with a Social Worker.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a proven track record in leading and inspiring others. The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships across a wide range of stakeholders is key to the success of this role.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Heather Edwards on heather.edwards@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 

About you

The successful candidate must be passionate about and have experience of improving the educational experiences of vulnerable young people. You will be outcomes driven and able to motivate, challenge and support your team in a sometimes complex, but also rewarding environment. Alongside this being a strategic thinker, effective communicator, with the ability to successfully manage change would be beneficial.

This is a great opportunity to join a successful team and to have a significant impact on the lives of young people across a wide range of settings.

You will have up to date knowledge of the education system, recent experience of working in a leadership position in a school or virtual school, and a strong understanding of the barriers faced by children in care and will offer support and challenge to ensure that educational outcomes are maximised.

You will be familiar with children in care, SEND, suspension, attendance, admissions and OFSTED statutory guidance.

You will be responsible for building relationships and providing support and challenge for key partners including senior leaders in schools to promote aspirational outcomes for children who have or have had a social worker.

You will be confident at communicating effectively, efficient, organised and be able to work using your own initiative within a wider team.

You must be able to drive and may be expected to travel outside of Cambridgeshire.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 


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