Fantastic Young People and Ambitious Staff
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.
Teacher of History & Social Subjects
HAWICK HIGH SCHOOL
Maths & ICT
French & Spanish
French & German
Craft, Design & Technology
Spanish & Italian
Business Studies & Computing
Geography & Modern Studies
Support for Learning
Jedburgh Grammar School
Channelkirk & Westruther
Cockburnspath & Coldingham
Ednam & Sprouston
Broughton & Newlands
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.
In our recent article about the upcoming switch to our new website in January 2015 we recommended that you take back-up copies of your previous application(s). Here’s a quick guide on how you can do this.
Once you have a copy of your previous application(s) you can paste information that you used to apply for jobs on the old website in to the new website. It’s always useful to have a back-up copy anyway for your records.
Backing up your myjobscotland account
- Visit the old myjobscotland site using the “View my old myjobscotland account” button on the homepage of the new myjobscotland website or directly using this link.
- Click on the text “Show Previous Applications” (if you have more than 1 application on your account this option will appear. If you have only 1 application go to the view/print summary option at the bottom of the screen)
- Select an application you would like to download and click on “View summary”
- Your application will appear in pop up window. Right click your mouse anywhere on the page and select “Save as”, or go to “File > Save as” on your browser.
5. Some alternative options are: a. to select the text you’d like to copy (CTR+C ) then open up a text editor such as Microsoft Word and paste (CTRL+V) or b. print off your application(s), scan them and save the file.
6. You can save the file containing your application(s) anywhere on your computer, or on a USB.
When it comes to applying for jobs on the new website you can use any saved application(s) as a reference, but you will need to input the data again e.g. copy and paste, or manually type in.
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 .
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.
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 – Service Manager (Children and Families)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to apply on the myjobscotland website.
Closing Date – Friday 12 September 2014
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?
Are you fed up losing out on the jobs you want because employers are looking for someone with more experience?
Perth & Kinross Council is offering paid practical work experience placements to local graduates who are currently unemployed or underemployed.
These placements give you the chance to gain relevant experience of working in a range of professional areas including:
• Internal Audit
• Human Resources
• Children & Family Services
• Arts Development
• Sports Development
• Community Capacity Building
• Youth Services
• Learning & Organisational Development
• Planning & Commissioning
• Finance & Support
• Perth Office Programme
• Local Plan Team
• Regeneration Project Team (Events Management)
• Strategic Planning, Improvement & Risk
Each placement last for 26 weeks. To apply you must have graduated with a degree level qualification within the last 3 years, be aged 24 or under and meet one of the following criteria:
• Live in the Perth & Kinross area; or
• Have attended secondary school in the Perth & Kinross area; or
• Have parents/carers who still reside in the Perth & Kinross area
Please click here to view the Graduate Opportunities at Perth and Kinross Council.