Strategic Director - Scrutiny, Edinburgh/Central Belt

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Education ScotlandEdinburgh/Central Belt
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £71,500
Contract term: Permanent

The Strategic Director (Scrutiny) is a key role in the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive and fellow Strategic Directors, designed to provide a strong focus on ensuring the effective development and delivery of the agency’s overall aims and objectives. This role has responsibility for the future direction of all of the organisation’s scrutiny work

As Strategic Director for Scrutiny, you will have overall responsibility for leading and directing inspection programmes across Education Scotland in line with our Framework Document, ensuring they provide assurance on quality and improvement in education and ensuring inspection makes significant contribution to Education Scotland’s suite of improvement approaches.

You will have a strong ability to engage with analytical and performance information at a strategic level, combined with a good understanding of approaches to quality improvement in education which will also be very important to the role.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record of recent success at a senior leadership level within the education sector, to ensure the necessary credibility with stakeholders and service users. The post involves providing a high-profile national lead role for the organisation and more broadly in relation to the sectors and issues that fall under its remit, and it is vital that the post holder commands sufficient personal authority and professional credibility in carrying out that role.

For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please go to: www.work-for-scotland.org quoting reference IRC58169. Alternatively please contact Carolyn Murdoch, Scottish Government, Senior Staff Team (Carolyn.Murdoch@gov.scot) .

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 June 2018.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.



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