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Virtual School Head

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Closed for applications on 13/10/2019 23:59
£56,788 - £58,670 plus 3 SPA’s.
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Your normal place of work is to be determined, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
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Closing date:
13 Oct

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Education & Skills

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/19/273

Virtual School Head

Contract and Work Pattern: Permanent, 37 hours per week

Salary: Soulbury 18-20 (plus 3 increments available on a performance assessment basis after a minimum 2 years’ service) £56,788 - £58,670 plus 3 SPA’s.

Job Location: Your normal place of work is to be determined, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

The Performance and Standards Team is seeking a Virtual School Head. The post holder will work in partnership with teams in Education, Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children and Social Care, through the vehicle of the Virtual School Operational Group, to carry out the statutory role of the Head of the Virtual School for Looked After Children, ensuring the Local Authority discharges its statutory duties. The post-holder will work effectively and collaboratively with schools, social care, parents and carers in line with all legislative requirements in order to raise educational standards and promote positive outcomes.

Required qualifications: Relevant degree or equivalent qualification or Qualified teacher status.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Christine Stonehouse christine.stonehouse@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 265802.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 25th October 2019.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Important Information for Members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (if applicable to the applicant)

HM Revenue and Customs impose two controls on the amount of pension savings you can make without having to pay extra tax. These controls are known as the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance. The Annual Allowance is the amount by which the value of your pension benefits may increase in any one year without you having to pay a tax charge. You are most likely to be affected by the Annual Allowance if you receive a significant pay increase, and/or you are a high earner. More information about the Annual Allowance can be found at the following link https://www.lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_AA.pdf.

The Lifetime Allowance is the total value of all pension benefits you can have without triggering an excess benefits tax charge, and is calculated by multiplying your annual pension by 20 and adding any lump sum you take from the pension scheme. If the value of your pension benefits when you draw them is more than the Lifetime Allowance, or more than any protections you may have, you will have to pay tax on the excess benefits. Since 2016/17 the Lifetime Allowance has been set at £1 million, increasing each year in line with inflation. More information about the Lifetime Allowance can be found at the following link https://lgpsmember.org/docs/LGPS%20factsheet_LTA.pdf.

If you are successful in your application for this post and wish to find out more about these controls, please contact the Pension Section at pensions@durham.gov.uk.’

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