National Development Officer: Gypsy/Traveller Education

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,792 - £48,677 per annum
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the position of National Development Officer: Gypsy/Traveller Education. This is a twelve month, full-time, fixed-term position. Secondment from current position and 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: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from travelling cultures. 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 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 innovative approaches to inclusion, promoting positive relationships and recognising children’s rights and supporting the wellbeing of all children and young people.  The candidate will also have excellent knowledge and experience of implementing relevant policy and guidance to achieve improved outcomes for children and young people. 

Salary: UE08 (£40,792 - £48,677) per annum.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 5pm (GMT)

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For informal enquiries please contact Maureen Finn (

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