The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you passionate about leading and shaping great services for customers?
Do you enjoy engaging with stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth?
Are you looking for an opportunity to use and develop your commercial acumen within the public sector?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!
We have a newly created opportunity for a Surrey Education Services Team Manager to join our recently established Surrey Education Services Team who are responsible for supporting and growing the sale and marketing of our digital portfolio of traded services, resources and training for the education sector across Surrey and beyond. The team operate within a fast paced and varied environment where no one day or customer is the same and where you will be at the forefront of transforming Surrey’s approach to traded services for the education sector.
The Surrey Education Services Team sits within our Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate under the well-established Directorship of Liz Mills. The directorate recognises that with positive growth and expanded commercial activity there are real opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues and professionals to develop a ‘single point of access’ for our joined up services, training and resources, which deliver value for money for the education sector as well as our own Surrey schools and academies. This role represents an opportunity to shape and deliver dynamic services for schools across a diverse education landscape. The services we deliver really can make an impact in driving school improvement and performance and ultimately better outcomes for all our children and young people.
Who are we looking for?
As our Surrey Education Services Team Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day operation of our schools traded services, managing the service level agreements with our customers, driving opportunities for business development and growth, alongside identifying continuous improvement opportunities. At its heart this role requires someone with a flair for relationship management, with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships that span across organisational boundaries and which are underpinned with trust and integrity. You’ll bring strong negotiating and influencing skills and an ability to challenge appropriately when required whilst remaining calm under pressure.
Your strong and visible leadership will both inspire and motivate your team, setting an example from the top down of how an accountable, positive and solution focussed outlook can support the agile delivery of great services that respond to the changing needs of our education customers.
The skills and experience you bring are important to us but equally, your values and behaviours will be key to your success in this role. We're looking for people who:
- Can demonstrate relationship based leadership skills
- Have a passion for public sector values
- Can bring commercial acumen
- Are able to work collaboratively to drive improvements
- Can demonstrate previous professional success within a customer facing role
- Have high level communication and interpersonal skills
If you would like to be part of a highly ambitious, commercially focused and well supported team at the heart of providing services that make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council. Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th October 2021.
Shortlisting will take place on the 5th and 6th October, with interviews planned for W/C 18th October 2021.
A basic DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Jane Dufton by e-mail at .uk
We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.