Issued by City of York Council
City of York Council members last night (10 October) agreed for the authority to go to the market for a new Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services.
The post will become vacant at the end of the year when Kevin Hall, the interim Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services, leaves to become Director of Children’s Services at East Riding Council.
The interim position was created following the departure of the Director of Adults, Children’s and Education Services in March, which saw the creation of a Director of Health & Wellbeing with responsibility for Adult Care Services, and an Interim Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services.
Kersten England, Chief Executive of City of York Council said: “The position of Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services will become vacant shortly and we are looking to fill this important statutory role promptly so as to minimise any impact on the service.
“I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our Interim Director of Education, Skills & Children’s Services, Kevin Hall, who has been an exceptional leader within Children’s Services for this city for the past eleven years.”
The authority is putting into place short-term cover arrangements for the post and expects to go out to advert before the end of October.
The recruitment of a permanent Director of Children’s Services gained Cabinet approval at its meeting on 1st October. The Council’s Pay Policy 2013 (approved at Council on 28th March 2013), stipulates that full Council should approve any Chief Officer Pay Package over £100,000 in value.
Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee recommended a Market Supplement Policy and this was also agreed at Full Council last night. The Market Supplement will ensure that the council can compete for the best candidates on an equal footing with other authorities.
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