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  • Ref no: ORK03789
  • Published: 12/11/2019
  • Closes: 1/12/2019
  • Location: Papa Westray Primary School, Papa Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BU
  • Salary: £54,714.00 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.


Papa Westray Primary School

Head Teacher

35 hours per week
£54,714 (including Remote and Distant Islands Allowances)

We are looking for an experience and committed practitioner, with excellent strategic management skills to take up the post of Head Teacher for this successful and highly regarded small island school. Papa Westray Primary School has a roll of 4 children from P1-7.

The successful candidate may be required to undertake additional development work on behalf of the service.

Applicants must be registered, or in the process of registering, with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and be able to demonstrate that they have, through both experience and professional development, met the Standards for Leadership and Management.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Carol McManus, Service Improvement Officer, or Peter Diamond, Head of Education (Leisure, Culture and Inclusion). Tel: 01856 873535 or email or

Salary is currently based on point 1 of the HT/DHT spine of the SNCT Salary Tables, plus an Islands Allowance, but is subject to job sizing. We offer a generous relocation package of up to £6,000.

Closing Date: Sunday 1 December 2019

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council Policy.

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