Quality Improvement Officer (South East Improvement Collaborative) - SBO03490

Scottish Borders Council

  • Location: Newtown Saint Boswells
  • £58,107 to £64,836 per annum, Quality Improvement Officer 1-3
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SBO03490

Job Details

Salary: £58,107- £64,836 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 29/11/2020




Role Purpose

We are seeking applications for a SEIC QIO post for Scottish Borders. The post is an exciting opportunity to work with QIOS for East Lothian, Mid Lothian, City of Edinburgh and Fife, as well as support practitioners in Scottish Borders.

The main role of a QIO is to assist the appropriate Head of Education and Quality Improvement Manager in leading the work of the South East Improvement Collaborative to improve educational outcomes. QIOs, working closely with head teachers and senior management teams, play a leading role in implementing the SEIC plan. They will be responsible for improving the curriculum, learning and teaching and raising levels of achievement through providing leadership across the South East Improvement Collaborative. 

Interviews will be held on 10 September 2019


The post is suited to an individual who has significant experience of leadership of school improvement, contributing effectively to developing new ways of working to deliver effective support and challenge to educational establishments.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate their impact on improving the quality of services and outcomes for service users and in raising, or maintaining, high standards of service delivery. They should be committed to collegiate working and working in partnership with colleagues from Education and Social Work. This is a challenging post which will require qualities of vision, leadership, teamwork and excellent communication skills. 

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have direct recent experience of managing self-evaluation and quality improvement to a high level.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland for working with children.

Registration with the General Teaching Council is essential.

Agreement for the secondment is required from your Line Manager before applying.

Informal enquiries to

For further information, please contact: Michelle Strong by emailing mstrong@scotborders.gov.uk 


Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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