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Duration: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Kirkhill School
To lead and manage the affairs of a school, enabling the delivery of a quality education through the appropriate involvement of the pupils, staff, parents, multidisciplinary agencies and the community it serves.
This will be done in accordance with the Authority’s Strategic Plan, Directorate Strategic Priorities, the school’s Improvement Plan and in line with current legislation and national and local agreements
An attractive relocation package may be available to the successful candidate if they are required to relocate their primary residence to fulfill this role. Relocation must be within a reasonable commuting distance to the workplace. Currently, the scheme offers a max of £8,000 (inc VAT) paid on a reimbursement basis.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Educated to degree level
Full GTCS Registration
Evidence of maintaining the Standard for GTCS and maintain the standard within the professional update framework.
Evidence of continuing and professional development including career long professional learning in leadership settings
PVG membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults or the ability to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.
The post holder will be expected to:
Be flexible to work in different locations within Aberdeen City.
Travel for reasons including training and meetings.
Adhere to the Councils Policies and Procedures and relevant legislation.
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Extensive knowledge and experience of current curriculum developments
Experience of a school senior management role, including staff and resources management
Evidence of working with external agencies
Experience of improvement planning, school self-evaluation.
Awareness of current initiatives and priorities in education
Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003
Have effectively managed 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
Proven organisational skills
Proven leadership skills
Ability to work in partnership with pupils, parents, and the community
Ability to develop and improve pupil's experiences
Interpersonal skills and effective communication with colleagues, pupils, and parents/carers
Ability to promote and deliver equality of opportunity to staff and service users
See Job Profile for further details.
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
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.
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: email@example.com. 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 https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs"
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