Job Vacancies

Head of Education 

Closing Date: 8 September 2019

About the Role

This is a very challenging and rewarding role with a wide brief that extends beyond school’s education.  The role has been established following an internal management restructure following the recent appointment of the former Director of Education, Lifelong Learning, Culture and Leisure as Chief Executive. The post-holder will report directly to the Chief Executive who will maintain strategic oversight and leadership on lifelong learning and education policy matters.

The post-holder will provide day to day management of the Education, Lifelong Learning,  Culture and Sport Team, including the responsibility for managing a series of education grants, that can run into millions of pounds.  It is a senior management role and will form part of the organisation’s Senior Management Team.

The role will require a good knowledge and detailed understanding of the provision of education and lifelong learning in Wales and the role of local government, elected members and wider service provision.

The post-holder will be the main point of contact at a senior level for the WLGA on policy areas that fall within the remit of the post, including: curriculum reform; ALN reform; early years and childcare; education finance; 21st Century Schools; post-16 provision; qualifications and assessment; performance, improvement and pedagogy; youth work and engagement; well-being and other related local government services including the arts, culture and sport.

Posted by Jenna Redfern 15 August 2019 09:08:00

National Dietitian for Special Diets in Schools 

Closing Date: 29 August 2019

About the Role

There is increasing demand in maintained schools for ‘special diets’, which cannot usually be selected freely from the main choices available. These may be medically prescribed, related to an additional dining need or based on religious, cultural, vegetarian or vegan beliefs.

The WLGA are looking to recruit a National Dietitian for Special Diets in Schools to help shape the way special diets are managed in maintained schools in Wales. This role will help develop nationally agreed guidance; quantify demand, provision and financial implications; and highlight and share good practice with a wide range of stakeholders.

To date, the WLGA’s Food in Schools Coordinator has developed draft procedures, roles and responsibilities and a national request form in collaboration with catering and education representatives from local authorities, nutrition and dietetic representatives from local health boards, and representatives from several national organisations.

This post is a 2-year fixed term employment or secondment opportunity for a qualified dietitian with the potential for extension, subject to ongoing need and funding. Potential secondees invited to interview are expected to have agreed this secondment opportunity with their line manager prior to interview. Secondment arrangements will be negotiated following the offer of employment. It is anticipated that secondees will retain the terms and conditions of their substantive employer, with the exception of location, hours of work per week and salary, as detailed above.

Posted by Jenna Redfern 09 August 2019 10:08:00

Communications and Public Affairs Manager 

Closing Date: 2 September 2019 - 5pm

About the Role

This is a new role within the WLGA, which will be integral in refocusing and reshaping the WLGA’s approach to business to align with and deliver the new Corporate Strategy and ambitious new Communications Strategy.

Working closely with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and WLGA political leadership, the Communications and Public Affairs Manager will advise, manage and deliver the organisation’s corporate communications and public affairs activity in order to secure positive change on behalf of local government.


The Communications and Public Affairs Manager will manage an expanded Communications Team and will identify and develop opportunities and relationships with key stakeholders. The post-holder will seek to coordinate and develop a community of council communications practitioners to contribute and support WLGA campaigns and promote positive and the reputation of local government collectively.
Posted by Jenna Redfern 07 August 2019 14:25:00

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