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Cunningsburgh Primary School, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HB
£58,665 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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  • Full time, permanent position
  • 35 hours per week
  • £58,665 per year inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,265 per annum
  • A Relocation Package does apply to this post and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK
  • Closing Date: Sunday 07th November 2021

Are you a Head Teacher or aspiring Head Teacher looking for an exciting and new challenge to become Cunningsburgh Primary School’s new Head Teacher?  As the Head Teacher you will be responsible for providing the appropriate vision, leadership and direction to ensure high standards of education to children and young people so they can become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

About Cunningsburgh Primary School

Cunningsburgh Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Cunningsburgh, which is nine miles south of Lerwick. It provides education from Early Years up to Primary 7 for children from Quarff, Fladdabister and Cunningsburgh in the South Mainland of Shetland.

There are currently 61 primary pupils at Cunningsburgh Primary School, which consists of three composite primary classes. There are a further 32 pupils registered in the Early Years Department. The school is managed by the current Head Teacher – Mrs Wilma Sineath.

Additional Information

  • Candidates should detail in their application whether they currently hold registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). If not, candidates should detail in their application whether they have sought confirmation that they will be able to be registered with the GTCS.

  • Please see the attached Job Profile and Person Specification – this outlines the role in more detail as well as the Person Specification which shows the attributes of the candidate we are looking for. Please refer to this document closely when you apply and reference in your application form.
  • Please note that the Standard for Headship for Teachers applies to individuals taking up their first permanent Head Teacher post from the 01 August 2020 under Section 28 of the Education Scotland Act 2016. However, there are two exceptions in respect of the new Standard for Headship requirement:

    • The first applies to any permanent Head Teacher who has been appointed to a position in a school on, or prior, to 1 August 2020.  
    • The second exemption enables education authorities to appoint a Head Teacher, who has not attained the Standard for Headship, on a temporary basis for a period not exceeding 30 months to enable them to attain the Standard for Headship within this time period.
  • Please note that during the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact:  Robin Calder, Executive Manager, on 01595 744745 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

About Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in north of the British Isles where you’ll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and a dynamic, forward-looking society. The islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. With abundant leisure, sports and creative pursuits to get involved in, you’ll never grow bored living in Shetland.  The South Mainland of Shetland has some of Shetland’s most beautiful sandy beaches, and has an extraordinary concentration of archaeological sites.

To find out more about Shetland and hear from islanders what it’s like to live and work here, see the Live section of the website.

Shetland Islands Council is the islands’ biggest employer and offers a range of roles in every part of the isles, all with a chance to make a real impact on the community. To find out more about the Shetland Islands Council, see the website.



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