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Search for York's new schools boss to begin
COUNCILLORS will be asked to agree starting the search for York’s new £115,000-a-year schools chief next week.
The new director of education, skills and children’s services at City of York Council will take on some of the responsibilities previously held by Pete Dwyer, who left in April after six years as director of adults, children’s and education services.
A report on the appointment process will go before a full council meeting next Thursday. Officials say the interim education, skills and children’s services director post - held by Kevin Hall since Mr Dwyer left to take up a position at North Yorkshire County Council - will soon become vacant and the authority needed to avoid “further turbulence” in York’s education service.
The top rate for the role is currently £102,766, but councillors will be asked to agree paying a “market supplement” which would take the salary to £115,000, a move introduced by the council earlier this year after it said it needed to recruit and keep high-quality officials.
A report by Pauline Stuchfield, assistant director for customers and employees, said the standard salary for the directorship was “significantly below market rates”.
The other duties previously held by Mr Dwyer have been transferred to Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, the council’s director of health and wellbeing and its deputy chief executive.