National Development Officer: Gypsy/Traveller Education, Edinburgh

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The University of EdinburghEdinburgh
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Secondment – current salary of substantive employment will apply
Contract term: Fixed Term

This is a twelve month, full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term seconded position. A job-share arrangement will be considered.

A dynamic, enthusiastic individual is sought to take forward this important opportunity to contribute to the development of a sustainable infrastructure of educational services for Gypsy/Traveller families through collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. The role will support the implementation of Scottish Government’s new guidance on improving educational outcomes for Gypsy/Travellers. A central aim will be to extend the capacity of the Traveller Education Network (TENET) in developing partnerships to support young Gypsy/Travellers and their families at all stages of learning and career-development.

Successful applicants will have professional experience of teaching in the primary, secondary or other education context, including evidence of managing, developing and implementing strategic initiatives with a focus on cultural equity and social justice. Applicants will have a well-established reputation in the field of education, have held a position of professional responsibility and have experience of leading learning. They will have significant knowledge and experience of additional support for learning procedures and engaging families in pupils’ learning. The candidate will also have excellent knowledge of recent developments in Scottish education and recent experience of working with and supporting staff and producing learning resources.

Application Process:
Candidates for this post should:

  • Discuss the feasibility of the opportunity with their Line Manager.
  • Submit a full CV and application form with a supporting reference from their Line Manager, by email only, to by the application deadline below. Application form and full details are available at:
  • Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th November by 5pm.

Location: Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh, or negotiable.
Salary: secondment – current salary of substantive employment will apply
Contract Type: Secondment for 12 months
Position Type: Full time (35 hours per week)

The University of Edinburgh
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
The Moray House School of Education
Opportunity for Secondment Commencing in January 2019

For informal enquiries please contact Maureen Finn ( )
Applications are invited for the position of National Development Officer: Gypsy/Traveller Education.

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