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£80,019 per year
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35 hours per week


Schools Manager (People) (Skills, Education & Learning) (7/11616)

Dumfries and Galloway

Salary: £80 019 (Quality Improvement Manager Scale)


Dumfries and Galloway are seeking to appoint a dynamic leader with vision for education.


This post provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced and effective leader to provide innovative and creative approaches to ensure our schools and early learning & childcare (ELC) settings are resourced appropriately and with the highest quality staff.  The successful candidate will have responsibility as part of the Directorate of Education & Learning’s Senior Management Team.


You will assume responsibility for key areas of the Council’s work including an overall responsibility for the Directorate’s arrangements for staffing and resourcing across all learning establishments, including Early Learning, Primary and Secondary Schools.  As part of the Learning & Resources Team, you will work alongside other Senior Managers to ensure our School’s and ELC’s have the appropriate support and challenge to ensure our Council delivers its statutory duties and functions.  


You will also work as part of Education & Learning’s Senior Management Team, which includes Quality & Curriculum functions.  You will be responsible to the Head of Education (Learning and Resources).  You will support school staff and work with parents, Elected Members and Trade Unions to ensure key Council priorities are delivered.  You will be innovative and creative in your work, leading and supporting the team in your remit.  You will have an excellent working knowledge of the SNCT and SJC staff Conditions of Service.  You will have proven effective leadership in previous senior roles within education.  You will also represent the Council on key national forums as appropriate.


It is key that this role provides strong leadership and management with effective coordination of projects, along with significant experience in education.


Applicants are required to be fully registered in primary and/ or secondary education with the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS), Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.




Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


A significant relocation package of up to £5000 may be available to the successful candidate (Permanent positions only). Please see attached guidance for further information.


In accordance with Teachers Conditions of Service (SNCT – appendix 2.19), Teachers who commence employment with Dumfries and Galloway Council after the first day of the school session will have their salary for the remainder of the school salary year recalculated to reflect how teachers accrue pay and leave.  In these circumstances, a calculation will be carried out upon commencement of employment and pay and leave will be adjusted.  Please refer to Section 8 and 9.


Information regarding the national pay and leave calculation can be accessed at: 2 Appendix 2.19 Final Version June 2018.pdf


Closing Date for Applications: Friday 30 June 2023. Interviews will be held in late August.


For further information and an informal discussion please contact John Thin, Head of Education (Learning & Resources) on or Tel. 01387 260410 (int 64410).

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