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  • Ref no: ARB06373
  • Published: 21/2/2020
  • Closes: 11/3/2020
  • Location: Argyll and Bute Council at Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
  • Salary: £79,541.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Closing Date:- Wednesday 11th March 2020


The Head of Service, Lifelong Learning and Support is currently responsible for Early Learning and Childcare, Additional Support Needs, Youth and Adult Learning Services, Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce and Educational Psychology Services. The post holder will have line management responsibility for two geographic areas covering clusters in the Bute and Cowal and Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands area.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for change and a drive for transformation who is as committed as we are to the future of our children – over 10,000 across our 10 Secondary schools, 71 Primary schools (7 of which include Gaelic Units), one special school, 51 pre-school units and 2 standalone nurseries.

Educated to degree level in a related subject, with comprehensive experience of managing at a senior level, you will be able to evidence your knowledge of Education and Children’s Services legislation, policy and practice. You will bring an extensive range of experience and skills to this post as outlined on the attached Job Description Person Specification.

The post is politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

If you would like to take this opportunity to help shape the future of the children in Argyll and Bute, please review the attached documents for more information and how to apply.

Please also see the following link to the Council website:

For further information please contact Douglas Hendry, Executive Director on 01546 604244


Applicants should note that:-

This post is not suitable for job share.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013, as amended, applies to this post.

The post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children.


To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is Douglas Hendry, Executive Director, 01546 604244

Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.


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