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  • Ref no: DGA05270
  • Published: 24/3/2020
  • Closes: 6/4/2020
  • Location: Council Headquarters,English Street, DG1 2DD
  • Salary: £81,083.00 - £84,973.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week


HEAD OF EDUCATION (Learning and Resources)
£81,083 - £84,973

Skills, Education and Learning within Dumfries and Galloway Council, is recruiting a Head of Service to lead on managing resources and support services across schools and early years settings. We have a culture of empowering schools and the successful candidate will have the ability to deliver Council priorities while working with our headteachers and parent councils within a devolved school management framework.

You will be a leader with a track record of success in a senior role. Educated to degree standard [or equivalent], you will be experienced in leadership, managing budgets, managing change, effective negotiation, designing and delivering strategic policies to improve organisational efficiency, and effective communication with a wide range of local and national partners.

You will lead and drive continuous improvement, while empowering and supporting staff to embrace a performance management culture.

A relocation package is available.

For an informal discussion, contact Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning on 01387 260 100 or Human Resources on 030 33 33 3003 or email:

Closing date for applications: 06 April 2020

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted and the Council’s Chief Officer Application Form must be completed in full in order for your application to be considered.

Further guidance on how to apply for this job is attached.

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