Deputy FE commissioner appointed as DfE struggle to find advisers

The Department for Education’s latest recruitment drive for the office of the FE Commissioner has led to the appointment of a new deputy and two advisers but several posts remain unfilled. FE Week reports.

Martin Sim joins five other £700 per day deputy education commissioners. Sims was formerly Salford City College principal between 2010 and 2015. Since then he has served as interim principal at West Nottinghamshire College, Barnfield College and Gateway College.

Laraine Smith and Nigel Duncan join nine other £600 per day FE advisers, typically reviewing the finances of colleges in intervention.

A further two adviser posts remain unfilled and the DfE told FE Week they “intend to re-advertise two further FE adviser posts in due course”.

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