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CLD Standards Council Development Officer - Policy

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Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a CLD Standards Council Development Officer - Policy within Education Scotland based in 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.

The Community Learning and Development Standards Council (CLDSC) for Scotland is the professional body for people who work and volunteer in adult learning, community development and youth work. We are a member led organisation of approximately 3000 members and our strategic objectives are informed by the wider membership and directed by the CLDSC executive and working committees. We are funded by the Scottish Government and supported with a ministerial approved Chair. Our core responsibilities are to:

• Deliver a professional approvals structure for qualifications, courses and development opportunities for everyone involved in CLD
• Maintain a registration system available to practitioners delivering and active in CLD practice
• Develop and establish a model of supported induction, CPD and training opportunities

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the CLD Standards Council, the main area of responsibility for this post is to support the achievement of CLD Standards Council's strategic priorities.

The Development Officer will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of relevant CLD policy and will work closely with the senior management team to assist in the development of CLDSC policy.

Qualifications Required
Educated to degree level (SCQF 9) within any of the following disciplines;

• Community Learning & Development
• Public Policy and Administration
• Politics and Economics
• Sociology

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of policy development and / or analytical skills.
2. Knowledge of the CLD sector and experience of working in a policy environment. Along with awareness of current and future skills and employability issues and challenges.
3. Well-developed organisational and programme management abilities to cope with diverse and changing workload in a politicised environment.
4. Demonstrable strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to analyse, understand and respond to complex issues in an appropriate manner, demonstrating good judgement and awareness of the audience's level of understanding. Being able to build, develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as working flexibly with colleagues in stakeholder organisations.

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 UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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

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 Amanda Chrystie at amanda.chrystie@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.

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot


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