Welcome from Sheila Durr, Executive Director of Children and Young People

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the role of Director of Education and Skills. This is a key leadership opportunity to work in an exciting Borough with the challenges of working in a high-performing Council.

As an organisation, we want Bury to be one of the best places for children and young people to thrive and prosper.  We want them all to enjoy excellent education and to develop the skills and determination they need to succeed.

There is a real vibrancy around the council’s future aspirations for Bury and its place in the wider Greater Manchester agenda.  This role is an opportunity for you to be a part of this at an exciting time of transformation.

Reporting directly to me, you will be part of our strategic leadership team and will have a key role in collaborating with the wider team, Elected Members and other stakeholders to shape the future vision and direction of the Council.

Working together we can deliver on making sure that every Bury child and young person is inspired to reach for the stars!

I look forward to receiving your application to step into this exciting role.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550, Helen Alwell on 07809 905467 or David Slatter on 07500 828610 at our recruitment partners Penna.


Sheila Durr, Executive Director of Children and Young People