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Education Officer – Community Learning and Development

Job summary

£48930 - £61006
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 February 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Education Officer – Community Learning and Development within Education Scotland and can be based in Livingston, Dundee or Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Education Scotland is the national improvement agency for Scottish education and an executive agency of the Scottish Government. Our role is to promote improvement through inspection and review, innovation and change, and providing support and challenge to the whole of the education system from early years to adult learning. We are committed to improving outcomes for all children, young people, adults and communities through a relentless focus on excellence and equity. Community Learning and Development (CLD) encompasses adult learning, youth work, ESOL, adult literacy and numeracy, and community learning. CLD plays a crucial role in delivering the Scottish Government’s national outcomes and demonstrates valuable impact on the lives of learners throughout lifelong learning and across a range of Scottish Government priorities.
The post holder will work within the Regional Directorate engaging with key stakeholders from across local authorities, the voluntary sector and national partners. Aspects of the role will include the line management of staff, improvement and support to the sector and establishing internal and external partnerships for the delivery of national outcomes. Membership of the CLD Standards Council welcome.

Qualifications Required
Community Learning and Development Qualification SCQF level 9 or above.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in relation to complex and sensitive issues, including briefings, the design of engaging and accessible communications solutions.
2. Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to command the confidence of senior colleagues and external stakeholders.
3. Well organised, highly motivated, and a proven track record in exercising sound judgement in managing complex and fast-moving programmes of work and the ability to think and act strategically and make links across policy and organisation boundaries.
4. Excellent leadership and influencing skills, with experience of working collaboratively across different areas and managing relationships with a range of internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure delivery of key priorities.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.
In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded.  This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Patricia Leeson who can be reached at Patricia.Leeson@educationscotland.gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment@gov.scot. 

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