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The Scottish Borders – Your Perfect Teaching Destination

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The Scottish Borders – Your Perfect Teaching Destination

We have a large number of permanent teaching vacancies in primary and secondary schools. Specialist training and support will be provided to help you achieve your goals in teaching.
Apply online by Thursday 26 March at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk and you will be guaranteed an interview for non-promoted posts at our Recruitment Day:
SATURDAY, 28 MARCH 2015 – 9:30AM
MACDONALD CARDRONA HOTEL
PEEBLES, EH45 8NE

For promoted posts, this is your opportunity to find out more about our headteacher vacancies. The Borders has the perfect balance of town and country life, and is a short distance from the city. Come along and speak to teachers, pupils and parents about what it is really like to live, work and learn in the Borders.

The schools here have a lovely community feel and having worked in 5 out of the 9 secondary schools – some on placement and some as work experience – I can safely say that the support I have received from all schools have been second to none.

Kate Riddell
Teacher of History & Social Subjects
HAWICK HIGH SCHOOL

scotborders.gov.uk/jobs

SBOTeach2SECONDARY VACANCIES
Art
Geography
Chemistry
Maths
Maths & ICT
Modern Studies
French & Spanish
Home Economics
English
French & German
Physical Education
Craft, Design & Technology
Spanish & Italian
Drama
Business Studies & Computing
Geography & Modern Studies
Physics
Support for Learning

SBOTeachHEADTEACHER VACANCIES
Jedburgh Grammar School
Channelkirk & Westruther
Primary Schools
Cockburnspath & Coldingham
Primary Schools
Ednam & Sprouston
Primary Schools
Broughton & Newlands
Primary Schools

For more information email personnel@scotborders.gov.uk and we will be in touch.
www.scotborders.gov.uk/jobs

 

New myjobscotland Website – w/c 12th January 2015

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On Monday (12th January 2015) we will start pointing our domain name to our brand new server and brand new website that we’ve been working on last year.

We don’t want you seeing different things so from Monday (and perhaps part of Tuesday) you will see a holding page (which you may have already seen, it may even be the reason you are currently reading this!) as that work begins.

Once we’re happy that most of you will be able to see the site (and that depends on how quickly Domain Name Servers [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/dns.htm] are updated) we’ll remove the holding page and you can start experiencing the new site for yourselves. You’ll still be able to log into the old site to review your previous applications until the end of March.

We’ve not been able to do any large scale user testing, and as we know we won’t get everything right first time we want you to get involved during January telling us what you like and don’t like through the feedback form link which will appear as a banner ad.

We’ll keep you up to date weekly on what suggestions have been made, and what we intend changing as a result.

Thank you for your patience and apologies for an inconvenience.

myjobscotland Team

New myjobscotland Website Coming Soon – Part 2

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In our last update we mentioned that in January 2015 we are launching a brand new and improved myjobscotland website (same URL http://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk).

So what’s changing?

The technical bit is that we are moving from an e-Recruitment solution called i-Grasp to a newer version called TalentLink, both provided by the same company Lumesse www.lumesse.com

As we are making whole-sale changes to the e-Recruitment engine we decided to give the website a face-lift too so it is fully responsive i.e. the site automatically adapts to the size of screen you are using, and is a bit prettier. To benefit fully from these make sure you are using the latest browser. And no we are not talking about you IE8!

How is it changing?

The new website design might look and feel a bit different but it is business as usual.

Councils will still have full ownership over the positions they advertise on the website, and for their recruitment policies and procedures so it is the same as before. In the new update we will be able to advertise even more jobs for organisations across the public sector.

What does this mean for me?

You will still be able to see positions being advertised, search for a position relevant to you, submit an online application, update your account details, receive job alert emails, and receive emails related to your application status. Booking interview slots will initially be done via email, although this feature will be added to your account in Q1 2015.

This does mean that once the new site goes live you will need to re-register for an account and set up any job alerts for any vacancies that might be of interest to you.

Please remember it will still be only one email per account and you should not share your account with anyone else. This is for your own security.

What happens to my current myjobscotland account?

Any information you have on the current website e.g. previous applications/job descriptions, will be available to you for a period of three months after the switch, meaning up until the 31st March 2015.

The old site will be kept active for:

– jobs that have closed but are still active whilst the job is filled

– this will allow councils to still communicate with you about your applications e.g. email, mail, phone

– access to your old account means that you’ll be able to take back-up copies of your previous applications, which you can then use to copy and paste information from the old system to the new one.

The reason we have taken this decision is that it’s fairer on you as the candidate to be able to access all your old information and for data security/protection reasons your previous data will not be carried over to the new site.

We’d be happy to hear from you in advance of our launch date, so any queries you may have please do get in touch so we can address some of these before we launch, either by email (myjobscotland@cosla.gov.uk) or any of the social media accounts listed above.

myjobscotland Team

More Information

Go to ‘New myjobscotland Website Coming Soon – Part 1′ – http://mjs.jobs/WEBSITE1

New myjobscotland Website Coming Soon – Part 1

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We’ve listened to your comments and feedback over the last six years, and have been working on incorporating these into a newly designed and responsive website, which we will be launching in beta at the start of January next year.

We have chosen to launch in this way by taking the lead from internet best practice, much in the same way that all Google products are launched. Whilst we can’t claim to be as big as Google, it will allow you to provide feedback so that we can make changes based on your views, something that we were previously unable to do.

Some of the key changes we are implementing from day one are:

  1. Log-in option: One feature we have consistently been asked for is a log-in button on the main homepage. We’re pleased to say that this is now in place.
  2. Applying for more than one position at a time: There will be the ability to work on multiple applications – so no need to complete one application before starting a new one.
  3. Archiving clock: We have extended the archiving time-frame so accounts will now be archived after one year of inactivity. The onus is still on you to keep your account active should you wish to keep using it but this increased timeframe should help. We will no longer be able to unarchive accounts.
  4. Multiple job alerts

 

Since we will be using a new recruitment solution (again provided by Lumesse) you will need to re-register your details, but don’t panic as you will have 3 months to revisit any applications you have made on the ‘old’ site.  You may wish to start taking back-up copies of your previous applications now so you have them for your records, and are able to copy them over to any new applications you wish to make.

In the meantime you can keep applying online as this won’t affect current applications or applications made up until 2nd January 2015. However, from this date onwards no new jobs will be advertised on the ‘old’ website.

We will keep you updated between now and then – so keep an eye on our social media accounts, and our homepage for further information. You don’t need to have a social media account to view the information you can click on the links below.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/myjobscotland
Twitter – https://twitter.com/myjobscotland
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+myjobscotland
Blog – https://myjobscotland.wordpress.com

We’d be happy to hear from you in advance of our launch date, so any queries you may have please do get in touch with your questions so we can address some of these before we launch, either by email (myjobscotland@cosla.gov.uk) or any of the social media accounts listed above.

myjobscotland Team

 

More Information

Go to ‘New myjobscotland Website Coming Soon – Part 2′ –  http://mjs.jobs/WEBSITE_MJS2

Earn While You Learn With Fife Council

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Here’s a great chance to earn whilst you learn with a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Fife Council.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification.  The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.  Give it a try, come on and apply.

To apply for Modern Apprentice – Business Administration (FIF012813) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link .

Executive Jobs in Fife

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Fife, a great place to live and work

Great education, superb transport links, a growing economy and a wide range of leisure and housing choices, Fife has it all!

Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland, between Edinburgh and Dundee, and is one of Scotland’s fastest growing regions. We are going from strength to strength offering competitive employment opportunities coupled with quality alternatives to big city living and everything you would need for a healthy work life balance. As Edinburgh is in easy reach, Fife residents can also benefit from the amenities of Scotland’s capital city.

As well as great golf (St Andrews is home to the game after all) and leisure facilities, our countryside, wildlife and award winning beaches attract over a quarter of a million visitors every year.

Fife is also rich in history; it’s the birthplace of Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie, as well as being the historic seat of Scottish Kings. If you are interested in culture, we have award winning community cultural festivals, theatres, libraries, museums and galleries.

The Kingdom of Fife is a place of contrast and opportunities, packed with potential.

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Fife Council is the third largest authority in Scotland and the largest employer in Fife. We employ approximately 18,000 people to provide 900 different services to approximately 360,000 people and we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a council in the UK.

Our vision is to make Fife a great place to live, work, visit and invest. To realise this we are committed to working in partnership with other local organisations and local communities. Our shared boundaries and close links with other public sector organisations including Fife NHS and Police Scotland have helped us build a strong Community Planning Partnership.

Fife Council works with an annual budget of around £900 million and we pride ourselves on providing value for money services. But, like all public sector organisations, we are having to make our budget stretch further every year and will have to save significant sums of money in coming years.

We remain ambitious for Fife, we want our region to inspire others, to lead the way and be the best it can be, but we must address the inequalities across our communities.

To apply for Head of Economy, Planning and Employability (FIF011763) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link .

To apply for Head of Housing Services (FIF011764) please visit the myjobscotland website using this link.

Angus Council are recruiting for a Service Manager

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Angus Council – Service Manager (Children and Families)

£61,863

 

This exciting new role is part of a major restructuring within Angus Council which aims to allow the council to focus on delivering on identified priorities, including promoting early intervention and improving outcomes for looked after children and young people.
Based at Angus House, Forfar, you will report to the head of children and young people’s services.
As a registered social worker you will be responsible for managing children and family services in accordance with statute, council policy, professional imperatives and the requirements of the SSSC, Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other inspection agencies.
You will be expected to lead necessary organisational and cultural change, to innovate and to drive forward improvement to ensure the effective delivery of child and family support services to children in need including children in need of protection and children subject to compulsory measures of care, and to build capacity within the service by supporting leadership development at all levels. You will work collaboratively across the council and with partner agencies to promote positive outcomes and the effective delivery of integrated children’s services.
You will be an outstanding leader, having managed at a middle or senior level, and have experience of leading and managing groups of professional staff to deliver progressively higher standards of service. Experience of partnership working across a range of agencies and of operating at a strategic level is a key requirement of this job.
Able to handle a demanding workload, you will be an excellent communicator who can work with and influence colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
We are seeking an outstanding individual to take on this exciting and rewarding challenge.
Interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday 29 September 2014.

 

For further information, please contact Tim Armstrong on (01307) 476368 or email armstrongt@angus.gov.uk

 

Please click here to apply on the myjobscotland website.

 

Closing Date – Friday 12 September 2014

Employability & Employer Engagement isn’t just a job

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Employability & Employer Engagement isn’t just a job; it’s a vocation and it helps communities and individuals to change their way of life.

Join Fife Council and you’ll find variety and opportunity. We’re Scotland’s 3rd largest council. Our community is 360,000 strong, living in over 500 square miles of small, rural villages and large urban towns. Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland, between Edinburgh and Dundee, and is one of Scotland’s fastest growing regions. We are going from strength to strength offering competitive employment opportunities coupled with quality alternatives to big city living and everything you would need for a healthy work life balance. As Edinburgh is in easy reach, Fife residents can also benefit from the amenities of Scotland’s capital city.

Join us, and you’ll become part of a team that believes in making a difference and positively supporting people through some of the most challenging times in life.

We’re recruiting now. We are recruiting for a suitably qualified Community Works Programme Manager.

Please click here to find out more.

Join us and you’ll join a team of valued professionals who are respected for the work they do.  You’ll be encouraged to think in new ways, develop your skills, deliver with confidence, and help design public services for the future.

The Fife Community Works Programme is designed to improve local amenity through a range of environmental works. It is intended that this programme will contribute to the delivery of both environmental and employability priorities within the local community planning process across Fife, carrying out 90 community based projects and supporting 730 unemployed people.

Join us, and you’ll also be at the centre of ground breaking change and a team committed to delivering better outcomes with and for the communities we serve. We’re unashamedly ambitious, are you?