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Improvement and Evaluation Officer – Secondment Opportunity

Closing date: 10 February 2020 (Midnight)

We are currently offering a secondment from March 2020 until approximately November 2020, to cover a period of maternity leave. This post is within the Improvement and Evaluation Team, a small, friendly team which works to support Education Scotland to gather and use evidence about its contribution to organisational outcomes. The team is located within our Corporate Services and Governance Directorate.

The post holder is likely to be involved in taking forward a number of priority pieces of work in relation to performance. These include the development of outcomes frameworks, in partnership with colleagues, and producing reports on management information and key performance indicators. There is a high level of strategic interest in these areas of work.

The post will also provide specialist advice on the evaluation of specific projects or initiatives and will contribute to developing an evaluative culture within Education Scotland. The post holder will work in partnership with a wide range of teams across the whole range of Education Scotland’s work.

For further information, please contact Stephen Edgar at or on 0131 244 3923.

Word file: Job description - Improvement and evaluation officer (77 KB)

Word file: Improvement and Evaluation Officer Secondment Application Form (941 KB)

PDF file: Application Guidance Notes (52 KB)

Word file: Diversity Monitoring Form (1 MB)