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Council HQ Almada Street Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£68,742 - £76,704 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Quality Lead Officer (Quality Improvement Officer)

Duration: Permanent

Location: Education Resources, Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, top performing organisation with a clear vision, shared by both members and officers, to work together to improve the quality of life for everyone in South Lanarkshire.

The Quality Improvement Officers (known as Lead Officers) are required to play a strategic and functional role in taking forward resource and service objectives within the Curriculum and Quality Improvement Service (CQIS). They also link directly to identified schools and provide operational and pastoral support to senior leaders.

With remits aligning closely to the National Improvement Framework, we are seeking to appoint one Lead Officer.

You will provide expert advice and guidance to Head teachers, the CQIS Quality Improvement and Service Managers, Heads of Education and council officers on education related issues.

In addition to a challenging role with plenty of scope to make an impact and advance your achievements, we can promise you excellent terms and conditions.


Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday, 26th June 2023


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GTC Registration

It is a legal requirement for any teacher teaching in a Scottish state school to be registered with GTC Scotland, General Teaching Council (Scotland) Registration.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.


Suitable candidates for this exciting role will be able to demonstrate experience and understanding of the key challenges facing Education Resources. A broad outline of duties for the post is shown on the attached Job Profile.

You should also have:

  • a proven track record of leading and managing within an education establishment (Primary or Secondary)
  • knowledge and understanding of current educational initiatives and priorities and the ability to lead on areas of expertise
  • an ability to prioritise workload and respond flexibly to operational issues as they arise
  • an understanding of a range of school related data and how this may influence improvement.
  • the ability to take forward priorities identified by the Scottish Government and a Local Authority and a knowledge and understanding of any relevant legislative requirements.

Given the challenges ahead we require a high performing individual who will be flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the service.

You must have the ability to inspire others, be adaptable and work well in a challenging and demanding environment with a number of stakeholders. You should be solution focused, with excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

The Individual

As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts –  including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer