Deputy Further Education Commissioners and Further Education Advisers

Body: Further Education Commissioner
Appointing Department: Department for Education
Sector: Education
Location: Home based working but on site at colleges across England
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: Appointments to both roles will be on a two-year fixed term contract. Deputy FE Commissioners will be remunerated at £700 a day. FE Advisers will be remunerated at £600 a day.
Time Requirements: Successful applicants will be engaged as demand requires. There will be a maximum of up to 200 days work per annum but It is expected that the actual level of usage for an individual deputy is likely to be lower.

This is not a ministerial appointment.


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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/10/2017 at 17:00

  • Panel Sift

    Date during week commencing 23/10/2017

  • Final Interview Date

    08/11/2017 plus one other date to be agreed

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The FE Commissioner team is key to leading intervention in colleges facing significant and developing challenges in financial health or educational underperformance and in supporting the implementation of area review recommendations

To help deliver intervention we are looking to appoint up to four Deputy FE Commissioners and three FE Advisers with the necessary skills and experience to lead and support interventions in colleges and to assist the FE Commissioner in performing his enhanced role from autumn 2017.

Person Specification

Successful candidates for both positions will have proven experience and an outstanding track record of college leadership and governance. You will have strong financial management skills and be able to demonstrate experience of developing and implementing quality improvement strategies. Candidates will have strong communication skills and the ability to influence complex organisational change, persuading and engaging stakeholders at the highest levels. You will possess excellent management and interpersonal skills and be able to produce high quality reports to tight deadlines.

In carrying out a Deputy or an Adviser role you will take account of the needs of learners and employers making recommendations for action which will lead to improvements in the delivery of educational provision while achieving value for money.

Deputy FE Commissioners work with a wider team of FE Advisers and a key element of the role will be the leadership and management of this team.

How to Apply

Please complete the applicant pack which can be found attached to this vacancy and return it to:

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