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Development Officer, Improving Gender Balance and Equalities

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Job summary

£37418 - £45241
Anywhere in Scotland
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
31 July 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

Education Scotland is seeking applications for an Improving Gender Balance and Equalities (IGBE) Development Officer. The postholder will play a key role in supporting activity within our Regional Improvement Directorate, with the focus likely to be in the South West Region, which includes Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils.  The postholder can be based out of any Education Scotland office, located across Scotland, or can work from home through flexible working arrangements. This is a 47 month fixed term 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 successful candidate will play an exciting role, with the IGBE team, in driving improvement in gender balance and equality within the context of the national STEM Education and Training Strategy. In partnership with the new Regional Improvement Collaboratives they will provide leadership and coordination to ensure the learning from the successful Improving Gender Balance and Equalities (IGBE) programme is embedded in all early learning and childcare settings and schools by 2022. They will also liaise closely with local authorities and key partners within their regions to support effective cross-sectoral collaboration, to coordinate professional learning programmes and to promote whole establishment approaches to equality and equity.

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

Other qualifications equivalent to these or relevant experience 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. Experience of leading effective change at local and/or national level within early learning and childcare or school provision.
2. Knowledge of research and practice relating to gender balance and equality. 
3. Experience of collaborative partnership working and engagement with a variety of organisations and stakeholders.
4. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

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 Heather Earnshaw who can be reached via email: Heather.Earnshaw@educationscotland.gov.scot or Tel: 07776 160514.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 5739 or via email at recruitment@gov.scot.


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