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Education Officer - DGA06255

Dumfries & Galloway Council
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6 May 2021

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Education Officer (7/07118)


QIO Scale - £59,850 - £66,780

We are seeking to appoint a permanent Education Officer to provide inspirational leadership and management within the Education and Learning Directorate. Dumfries and Galloway is a forward looking and high performing authority. We believe in empowering staff and communities to act to meet the ambitions of our children and young people.

Working within the Schools' Curriculum and Quality Improvement Team, we are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic education professional with a proven track record in continuous improvement of learning, teaching and assessment, highly effective leadership and management within an educational establishment and delivery of high quality services and outcomes for children and young people.

With excellent relationship and communication skills, you will work as part of a team to manage and promote continuous improvement and quality assurance to meet the Council priorities for children and young people. You will employ your extensive range of professional skills and experience to support the successful creation, delivery and implementation of local authority and national priorities.

What is the role?

You will play a lead role in leadership of change, quality assurance and the development and implementation of key strategic priorities and initiatives, This will include the development of practitioner capacity, professionalism and leadership at all levels resulting in outcomes that deliver positive impact and improved outcomes for our young people.

You will work as part of the Curriculum and School Improvement Team to promote excellence, equity and inclusion, and sustain the highest levels of personal ongoing professional reflection and development.

You will actively participate in the work of the Education & Learning Directorate and lead on cross-cutting tasks as required.

You will develop effective relationships and support our culture of continuous improvement, partnership working and effective collaboration within the authority, with our SWEIC partners and nationally.

What do you need to bring to the Role?

Educated to degree level and be currently registered in Primary or Secondary education with the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT

The ability to manage your own performance in accordance with the General Teaching Council for Scotland's (GTCS) Professional Standards, Code of Conduct and Health and Safety requirements.

Extensive leadership and management experience within the education sector.

Experience of working in collaboration with national partners, such as SQA and Education Scotland.

Knowledge of key aspects of Education and Children's services legislation, policy, planning and service delivery.

Experience of formulating policy and managing financial resources.

Experience of communicating at a strategic level on policy development and performance management.

A significant relocation package of up to £5000 may be available to the successful candidate. Please see attached guidance for further information.

For further information please contact: Alastair Young, Quality Improvement Manager,

On 07717547979 or email :
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