Additional Support for Learning Manager

Midlothian Council

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The jobholder must have degree level qualifications in, Education, Community Learning and Development or equivalent (in another professional discipline) other relevant area.

In addition the jobholder must have a comprehensive understanding of current developments in the field of ASN & Nurture provisions. High level of specialist knowledge in relation to legislative requirement in ASL/ASN & Inclusion, ASN curriculum, staffing ratios knowledge and understanding of national ASN policies, strategy and ambitions.

Registration with a recognised professional association.

It is essential the jobholder has experience of working with a range of partners (successful partnership working and networking with key stakeholders e.g. Citizens, voluntary sector, business communities, government and public agencies) on inter-agency issues e.g. community development and/or regeneration issues, demonstrating an understanding of current policy trends.

S/he must have an understanding of current key government initiatives that are closely linked to inclusion and ASN delivery. Demonstrate awareness of political and community issues relating to local government Knowledge of major legislative and other issues facing local government with particular focus on achieving effective delivery of services at a time of significant change and financial challenges.

S/he must have considerable experience of developing networks with partners, stakeholders and individuals in a local context.

The jobholder will also require an understanding of Midlothian’s geographic and demographic profile to allow an understanding of its underlying challenges and how they should be tackled.

• It is essential that s/he has substantial experience in the field of ASN &/or Inclusion and a proven track record managing a professional staff team or managing/leading on a project. S/he must have held a management role with budget responsibility and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven leadership and management experience and expertise within an organisation of comparable scope, size and complexity within the public sector Experience of leading transformation successfully.

Commits to own continuous improvement

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Additional Support for Learning Manager

Position Number: New

Directorate: Education

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent or a Secondment opportunity for 23 Months

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 09.00 – 17.00
Friday 09.00 – 15.30

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Thursday 31 August 2017

Interview Date: Monday 11 September 2017 

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £45,647.06 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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