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Improvement & Support Officer (Early Years) - Council HQ - SBO05319

Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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Job Details
Grade: 11A
Hourly Rate: £26.63 - £27.84
Salary: £48,601.16 - £50,809.40 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary secondment opportunity for 23 months with the potential of the position being made permanent.

Where this is a requirement for the successful candidate to work from home as part of the role you will be provided with the necessary IT equipment by the Council, however, you will be responsible for the provision of any required furniture.

Role Purpose
• In consultation with the Quality Improvement Officer provide strategic leadership, direction, and professional advice to the team of Early Years Improvement Team in raising standards and achievement in attainment, inclusion and equality in line with local and national priorities.

• To support the Quality Improvement Officer to provide a high quality service that meets the needs of local communities by supporting and challenging schools /settings in the development and implementation of the highest quality learning.

• To work with senior managers and other colleagues in schools and early learning settings to ensure that the Council satisfies HMIE criteria on performance monitoring and continuous improvement and other statutory obligations.

• To provide support for education service management by having operational responsibility for the early years teacher team with particular regard to improving outcomes for early level children.

• A strategic area of the Education Services will be attached to each Improvement & Support Officer role. The area for responsibility will be informed by the key drivers within the National Improvement Framework.

For further information regarding duties and responsibilities, please see attached additional information sheet.
Qualification in primary education.
Education to degree standard or equivalent.
Full GTC registration
Evidence of Continued and relevant, Professional Development
Informal enquiries to
Informal enquiries can be made to Grace Frew by emailing

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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