Going to university used to be a big thing. At the turn of the last century only a small number of people ever made it to Scotland’s prestigious universities. For the majority of the Scottish public studying just wasn’t something you could afford to do.
Fife – packed with potential
Great education, superb transport links, a growing economy, excellent leisure and housing choices: Fife has it all. Located on Scotland’s east coast, the “Kingdom”, of Fife is just a hop over a bridge to Edinburgh or Dundee. One of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious education authorities, Fife is perfect for putting down roots and growing your teaching skills and career. Join us in realising our ambition of excellence for every Fife learner and teacher, helping them aspire, attain, and achieve.
Realise our learners’ potential: realise yours.
FIF010243 – Art & Design
FIF010244 – Biology
FIF010245 – Chemistry
FIF010246 – Physics
FIF010247 – Business Education
FIF010248 – Computing
FIF010249 – Drama
FIF010250 – English
FIF010251 – French
FIF010252 – German
FIF010253 – Spanish
FIF010254 – Geography
FIF010255 – History
FIF010256 – Modern Studies
FIF010257 – Home Economics
FIF010258 – Mathematics
FIF010259 – Music
FIF010260 – Physical Education
FIF010261 – Religious and Moral Education
FIF010262 – Technical Education
For further details and to apply online please visit www.myjobscotland.gov.uk
Closing date: 7 March 2014.
Teaching isn’t just a job it’s a way of life and there are as many different types of teaching jobs as there are different teachers.
From small, traditional, rural schools to state-of-the-art, purpose built secondary schools in urban areas and everything else in between – Fife is a diverse mix. As Scotland’s second largest education authority we provide over 55,000 children and young people with a broad and balanced education every year.
We require a wide range of different teachers for a wide range of different posts, whether you prefer the very personal, intimate experience of a small two-class school or the vibrancy and bustle of one of our new, urban secondaries.
This is an exciting time for Fife, with a new Executive Director heading up the Education and Children’s Services Directorate. We want to make Fife a great place for all our children to grow up and develop, with a desire to keep improving the educational outcomes and life chances for the children and young people of Fife.
Key to this improvement is the investment we make in our staff. As a teacher in Fife you’ll join a team of highly–motivated professionals who are valued and respected for the work they do. We believe in a collegiate way of working where best practice is shared, celebrated and encouraged. You’ll be supported in your role by colleagues and management who want you to succeed and be the best you can be.
Educational attainment and achievement have been rising year on year, with all our schools achieving good or very good Education Scotland reports in recent years. This is a trend we want to continue with your help.
We are ambitious for all our children and we need the right staff to help us achieve those ambitions. If you feel you’ve got what it takes to join the 134 primary teachers and 74 secondary teachers appointed to permanent full-time and part-time posts this school year already, we’d like to hear from you.
Salary: £69,270 (rising to £69,963 wef 01/04/14)
Location: Argyll & Bute (Negotiable – Dunoon or Oban)
The Council’s Education Service is on a well-planned improvement journey through a programme of modernisation and transformational change. This critical service is integral to the Council reaching its aim of “Realising our Potential Together” and it is seeking to attract an exceptional candidate for the post of Head of Education Services.
This is an outstanding leadership opportunity for an experienced education professional whose drive and ambition matches that of Argyll and Bute Council. The role will be demanding and will attract candidates that can demonstrate a wide range of management competences, is visionary and capable of driving change and performance improvement throughout the service in conjunction with partners.
You will have a proven track record in leadership at a senior management level and be able to demonstrate excellent strategic and operational management skills. You will be committed and accountable for raising attainment and continuous improvement, have strong customer focus and be able to demonstrate an ability to drive change in a complex environment.
For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Cleland Sneddon, Executive Director of Community Services on 01546 604112.
Closing date for applications: 21st February 2014
The interview and assessment centre will take place over 2 days to be held on 18th and 19th March 2014.
How to Apply
For further information on the role and requirements of this post please visit http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/head-education or please contact a member of the HR Recruitment Team at email@example.com or on 01546 604334, quoting the post reference ARB002358 / CME02032.
Do you want an adventure?
Foula is one of the most remote islands in the UK, 2 ½ miles by 3 ½ miles and 16 miles west of mainland Shetland. We are a lively, family friendly community of 32 and crofting is a way of life. Foula is unique and very special to everybody here; there is rich variety of wildlife with an abundance of birds and wildflowers through the summer. Traditional skills of peat casting, great music and working with native sheep breed are carried on. The dramatic hills, home to sheep and ponies, provide wonderful walks, creative inspiration and plenty of space to explore. Stunning scenery and a beautiful coastline attract islanders, visitors, tourists and cruise ships in the summer months.
Living here, you must be flexible, organised and determined. Foula experiences dramatic extremes of weather, especially wind, so transport links, the weekday plane (one flight Monday and two flights on Tuesday , Wednesday and Friday) and twice weekly ferry service (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays in summer), are weather dependant. However, the children enjoy the freedom and pleasure of a safe, active outdoor lifestyle and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and participate in a crofting way of life. We are supported by a resident island nurse, doctors’ visits, a post office and community hall. Electricity is provided by the mainly renewable (wind, solar, hydro) based Community Electricity Scheme and water is provided within the isle by Scottish Water. There are phone and internet services, and groceries can be brought in by yourself from the mainland by the plane or boat, or ordered weekly from mainland grocers or wholesalers to send in.
The head teacher accommodation is a detached family house, ‘The Manse’, situated a 10-15 minute walk south of the school and within view of the airstrip. There are three good sized bedrooms, a kitchen /dining room, bathroom, utility space, living room and separate shed. The property is rented, semi-furnished and has oil-fired central heating throughout, with a back-up generator. The house is set in a plot of un-worked grassland, a blank canvas for any green fingered folk! There is private, off road, parking and a car is a must for moving around in bad weather.
The Foula community is very supportive of the school, which has an active parent council, and most community events are based there (e.g. parties, visiting musicians / bands). Foula School is a modern, airy, very well resourced building situated in the middle of the isle in community grounds that house the community poly-tunnel (in which there is a small designated plot for a teacher and their family), play park, vegetable beds, developing woodland and solar panel bank, part of the electricity scheme. The school is a lovely learning environment with two light, bright classrooms, an office and the community hall and kitchen. The school has long established and immensely valued educational and social links with Sound Primary School, Lerwick and the other outer-isle schools (particularly Fair Isle and Fetlar). Exchanges are held between schools and Foula pupils visit their classes at Sound School and Nursery, if possible, once a term.
The school and community hall have hosted a whole number of events this year (from the Royal National Scottish Orchestra, Shetland bands, traditional dancing, Foula Heritage cruise ship open days to art and drama projects e.g. The Ignition Project and acting as a hostel for visiting schools!) There are currently two pupils in the Primary School and one in the nursery; set to increase in the coming year.
For further details relating to this post, please contact: Jerry Edwards, Quality Improvement Officer on (01595) 744099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow the links below for further information on location and Shetland Islands Council.
Closing Date: 17th January 2014
Position Reference: SIC002719 or go to http://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/job/182187
The Highland Council is recruiting for a Director of Community Services.
Location: Headquarters, Inverness
Salary: £106,503 p.a.
This is an exciting new senior position within the Council to provide more customer-focused delivery of frontline services, such as housing, roads and winter maintenance, waste management community works and street lighting.
We are looking for a high performing leader with a proven record of managing change and effective partnership working. Key priorities will be to secure continuous improvement in the performance of this new Service in order to provide improved service delivery and customer care to local communities.
You will need to have senior management experience in a large organisation, with a strong commitment to community participation and decentralised service delivery.
Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Steve Barron, Chief Executive on 01463 702837.
For more information on The Highland Council and how to apply for this post, please visit
Completed applications should be returned to Head of HR, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX or email SeniorOfficer.Recruitment@highland.gov.uk
Closing Date: Monday 16 December 2013 at 12 noon
Position Reference: HGH005381
South Ayrshire is situated in a beautiful location in Scotland with easy access to road and rail networks. Our diverse area includes the towns of Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon as well as small rural villages, coastline and farmland. As a Council, we are committed to raising standards, delivering excellent services and ensuring every child and young person achieves success. Our schools had a very successful year in national examinations. We want to build on that success and we’re looking for people who inspire, encourage, motivate and support young people and parents.
Opportunities have arisen for English Teachers within Prestwick Academy, Prestwick; Marr College, Troon; Peripatetic throughout South Ayrshire, and Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr.
For further information and to apply, please visit:
SOA002912 – Prestwick Academy, Prestwick
SOA002949 – Marr College, Troon
SOA002951 – Peripatetic, throughout South Ayrshire
SOA002955 – Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr
Closing Date: 22 November 2013
Remuneration circa £250-£300 per day. Anticipated commitment around six days per month.
Keeping South Ayrshire’s children, young people and vulnerable adults safe and protected from harm and abuse is everyone’s responsibility. But, this important task cannot be left to chance and agencies and services in South Ayrshire work together and with the community to help prevent abuse and neglect and also to identify and respond to situations where children, young people or vulnerable adults are at risk of harm.
This work is directed and driven by the South Ayrshire’s Chief Officers Group for Public Protection and the multi-agency protection agenda is taken forward through the work of the Child and Adult Protection Committees. As part of our continuous improvement agenda we are seeking to recruit an experienced, skilled and dynamic individual, acting as an Independent Contractor, to undertake the role of Independent Chair of our Child and Adult Protection Committees.
For further information and to apply, please visit:
Job Ref: SOA002856
Closing Date: 25th October 2013