Education Consultant

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum
Oct 23, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 15, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary range:  £41,526 - £51,034 per annum 
FTE:  1 (35 hours/week) 
Term:  Fixed Term (Until March 2021) 
Closing date: 15/11/2020 

CELCIS a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. We improve children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices and skills applied by people responsible for their care. Our focus is on children and young people in need of care and protection and actively working to help realise The Promise of the recently concluded Independent Care Review. 

You will work in partnership with the Scottish Government, local authorities and their partners, third sector and other key stakeholders to improve services and outcomes for children in need of care and protection, with a particular focus on children and young people’s education.  The CELCIS Education team provides a focal point for the improvement of experiences and services nationally and locally through supporting whole systems change.  This will involve working with partner organisations and a range of agencies within children’s services to support and embed impactful systems change using best evidence of what works for children and families.  The intention of this work is to enable and support effective spending and evaluation of the Scottish Government’s ‘Care Experienced Children and Young People’ additional Scottish Attainment Challenge Funding in relation to local areas who have invested some or all of this funding in developing a Virtual School or Care Experienced Team.

We are seeking a compassionate, caring and motivated individual to build on what we’ve already achieved within the CELCIS Education Team and be part of the next stage in our exciting work; progressing our education strategy.  Building on policy and research developments in recent years around what we know works, this post specifically relates to our work in supporting the development of a network of Virtual School Head Teachers in Scotland; understanding and articulating the emerging models and supporting stakeholders to measure, understand and articulate the impact of the role.  In addition, this post will contribute to our other areas of strategic priority around widening access, participation and the use of data for improvement. 

You would be working from home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (which is based in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde). As with all posts in the team, the post is initially funded to March 2021, with indicative funding for a further 2 years. 

This post will report to Linda O’Neill, Education Lead.  

Please note CV's are not required for this post.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Linda O’Neill, Education Lead ( 

Formal interviews are expected to be held on 9 December 2020, via zoom.