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Education Officer - Health and Wellbeing

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Job summary

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

We are currently seeking applications for an Education Officer - Health and Wellbeing within Education Scotland which can be based out of one of our Scottish locations, Glasgow, Livingston, Dundee or Aberdeen . 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. The post holders will predominantly help provide support to practitioners, schools, local authorities and regional improvement collaboratives . Within the context of improved outcomes for children and young people, the post holders will be responsible for managing and delivering key projects in curriculum development in Health and wellbeing 3 - 18 curriculum area and working strategically to support education recovery through health and wellbeing at local, regional and national levels or other cross-cutting theme, area or aspect of educational provision or practice. We are currently recruiting 2 Education Officers - Health and Wellbeing. Both posts are national roles. Education Officers will be based within one region but will also be required to work out with this region as part of their national remit and as required by business need.

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.  Previous experience which demonstrates the successful leadership and management of key education projects.
3. Able to demonstrate expert knowledge within at least one specific area of the health and wellbeing curriculum.
4. Knowledge and experience of working with Curriculum for Excellence and national qualifications. GTCS registered is preferable for this role.

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 Jacqui Ward at Jacqui.ward@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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