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School Group Manager - Secondary Schools - MID03712

Midlothian Council
Closing date
7 May 2021

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As School Groups Manager you would support the Executive Director, Head Teachers and other staff in schools in providing high quality learning and teaching; taking a lead role in implementing an effective and appropriate curriculum; and in raising standards to meet national priorities, using appropriate self-evaluation frameworks and criteria on performance monitoring and continuous improvement. You will also have strategic, staff management and budget responsibilities.

It is essential that you hold a degree or an appropriate equivalent qualification, plus GTC registration and a post-graduate qualification such as a MEd or an education management qualification e.g. SQH is desirable.

Experience of quality development, planning and quality assurance at a strategic and service level demonstrating project management with personnel management and budgetary responsibility is essential; as is experience of communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.

Experience of providing a central education support service and strategic planning and implementation in a public sector environment is desirable.

CLOSING DATE - Wednesday 12 May 2021

INTERVIEW DATE w/c 17 May 2021

Position Title: School Group Manager - Secondary Schools

Position Number: ED03

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Secondment - fixed term until June 2022

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils' policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £64,262.80 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit
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If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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