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Chief Executive
Birmingham Local Education Partnership

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Hayley M

00:02 My name is Hayley M I’m the chief executive for the Birmingham local education partnership. I’m tasked with running the Birmingham local education partnership, and ensuring that we deliver great new buildings for the local children and young people of Birmingham. We have four construction sites that are operational at the moment and I have over 30 projects that are in development, so yes an extremely busy job.

00:27 I absolutely loved school and it was very focused on sport. I played hockey for a district level in Scotland and that was really my forte, I did very well academically as well but sport was really what got me excited. I was fortunate enough to also do well enough at school by 5th year, in order to leave early at aged 17 and go to university. So I chose sport science not surprisingly given my interest in hockey, biology and psychology and the psychology interest at that point was because my father was a volunteer counsellor but very much from the university was about the experience of going away from home, meeting people and becoming more independent.

01:09 I remember phoning up my dad and saying, there’s a pub crawl and at the time I didn’t drink, I said, should I go out, he said, you do what you like Hayley, it’s your life now you go and do it and I think then I suddenly realised that actually the choices I made were going to be mine rather than my parents. My family are self employed they were in the car industry, so yes I’ve always had a self employed family and they think I’m mad for being employed by a large global firm.

01:38 I spent my first year after graduating on a very low salary, as an assistant to Imperial Cancer Research trying to get the relevant experience in mental health in order to do a doctorate in clinical psychology and to be quite frank got bored, cos I’m a very impatient individual and it looked like it was going to take a number of years to get through a bottle neck of training so, decided I would rethink and went back to university after a year out to do a masters in occupational psychology.

02:10 I came to the end of it and was a little bit disillusioned, I felt I’d spent by that time 6 years and hadn’t actually got a career so at that point I really didn’t know which direction to go in and at that time I decided to join up for a short service commission for the Royal Air Force as an officer, the challenge for me then was actually can I go through basic training as an officer for 6 months and get myself physically fit and mentally able to lead a team of men as you need to do as a commissioned officer, and that to me was a completely new challenge and I had 5 fabulous years in the RAF where I did an awful lot of adventurous training which are things like going and doing rafting, climbing, skiing, all as part of self development in the Royal Air Force cos one of the very frustrating things in the military is every 18 months you move around and you completely up sticks and you move to another base without your friends and without your necessarily your family if you’re married and so you keep having excitement by new challenges but you never have control over where you’re going next.

03:22 I decided actually I probably could make my own choices out in civilian world rather than being told what my career would look like in the RAF and so I felt coming out would give me more control.

03:36 I like waking up in the morning and not knowing what the day is going to hold, I like thinking that there is opportunity round the corner at every turn, so if you gave me a 5 year plan of my career I would probably be depressed, I would say every job and every opportunity is an experience and makes you the person you are. So I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made and I don’t think I’ve made any wrong decisions and I wouldn’t be sitting here with the skill set I’ve got if I hadn’t had such a varied background.

04:05 End

Hayley M is the Chief Executive for the Birmingham Local Education Partnership. "I'm tasked with ensuring that we deliver great new buildings for the local children and young people of Birmingham. We have four construction sites that are operational at the moment and I have over 30 projects that are in development". After gaining a Masters at University, Hayley joined the Royal Air Force as an Officer for 5 years, she now enjoys the challenges her job brings daily.

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£108,160
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The UK average salary is £28,758

38
average weekly hours

There are 37.5 hours in the average working week

21%  female  79%  male 

The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male

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Description

This unit group includes those who head large enterprises and organisations. They plan, direct and co-ordinate, with directors and managers, the resources necessary for the various functions and specialist activities of these enterprises and organisations. The chief executives of hospitals will be classified in this unit group. Senior officials in national government direct the operations of government departments. Senior officials in local government participate in the implementation of local government policies and ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions concerning the running of a local authority are observed. Senior officials of special interest organisations ensure that legal, statutory and other regulations concerning the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trades unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies are observed. Chief executives and senior officials also act as representatives of the organisations concerned for the purposes of high level consultation and negotiation.

Qualifications

Entry may be by appointment or internal promotion, as appropriate, and is usually based on relevant experience although candidates may also require academic qualifications for some posts.

Tasks

  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
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