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Education Officer - Early Learning and Childcare

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Job summary

£48930 - £61006
Anywhere in Scotland
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
26 March 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Education Officer within the Education Scotland Directorate anywhere in Scotland. 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 Scotland's national improvement agency for education. Our role is to provide assurance and promote improvement, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do.

We are currently recruiting an Education Officer to support our work in Early Learning and Childcare within the West Regional Improvement Team.

The post holder will predominantly help provide support to practitioners, schools, local authorities and the regional improvement collaborative in their allocated region. In addition, work with other localities outwith the home team will be required as appropriate to need. Within the context of improved outcomes for children and young people, the post holder will be responsible for managing and delivering key projects in the specified curriculum area.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

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. Proven track record in a management position within an education sector organisation.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills, confidence in dealing with a range of stakeholders with the ability to demonstrate well-developed relationship management skills.
3. Previous experience which demonstrates the successful leadership and management of key education projects.
4. Able to demonstrate expert knowledge within specific area of curriculum as outlined above within the discipline noted.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

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 Paul Morgan by email at paul.morgan@educationscotland.gov.scot.

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 interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. 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.

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


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