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Dyce Academy, Aberdeen, AB21 7NF
£77,124 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Dyce Academy

Job Purpose:

To lead and manage the affairs of the school/service, enabling the delivery of quality education through the appropriate involvement of the pupils, staff, parents, multi-disciplinary agencies, and the community it serves. This will be done in accordance with the Authority’s Strategic Plan, the school’s/service’s Development Plan, National Priorities, Local Improvement Objectives, in accordance with current legislation, and within national and local agreements.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Full GTC Registration (Scotland).

Evidence of continuing personal and professional development.

Please note that anyone appointed to this post, must hold the Standard for Headship, have previously held a HT post or be appointed on a fixed term basis and willing to work through the Into Headship programme within 30
months of appointment.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Experience of Senior Management responsibility in appropriate educational environment.

Knowledge of the cycle of development planning and resource allocation.

Knowledge of the operation of self-evaluation, quality assurance processes and procedures and the production of Standards & Quality reports.

Successful management of staff.

Maximising the achievements of pupils.

Clear working knowledge of current initiatives and priorities in education.

Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003.

Effective management of human resourcing matters including industrial/employee relations and health and safety whilst continually improving performance of self and others in order to achieve excellence in service delivery and organisational capability.

Strategic thinking, organisational and motivational skills.

Enthusiasm for developing and improving pupils’ experiences.

High order interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with colleagues, pupils, and parents/carers.

Ability to promote and deliver equality of opportunity to staff and service users.

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

The selection process will take place on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of June.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at