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Current vacancies

​In this section you will find details of current vacancies within Education Scotland.

If you are interested in applying for any of the vacancies, please follow the instructions in the advert. General recruitment enquiries should be sent to

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2 x Non-executive Board Members - Education Scotland

Duration: 3 years

Education Scotland is looking for two enthusiastic and committed people who are interested in becoming non-executive members of our Management Board to work with our Board and help shape our strategic direction and oversee the delivery of our business priorities.

Closing date for application: Midnight, 24 September 2017

Word file: Role description + application process (135 KB)

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Attainment Advisors - Supporting the Scottish Attainment Challenge

Secondment Opportunity: Full time Duration: 23 months

Do you want to play a key role in achieving the Government’s defining mission to close the poverty-related attainment gap?

The Scottish Attainment Challenge is the top priority in Scottish education. We need dynamic educationalists to join our national team to achieve a breakthrough for the children in Scotland who live in poverty. We want to work together with schools, local authorities and partners to interrupt the cycle of deprivation and the impact it has on children’s progress, attainment and life chances. The scale of the Scottish Attainment Challenge is rapidly increasing, with the recent launch of the £120 million Pupil Equity Fund. This takes the total additional funding available for this programme to £750 million across this Parliamentary term.

To help us drive this ambition forward we have a team of Attainment Advisors who work collaboratively alongside local authority staff and will be based in a locality to support and challenge progress in schools. This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated senior leaders, with a proven track record in leading improvement in education, to become part of this dynamic team who are helping to lead the Scottish Attainment Challenge.


You will need to establish and maintain strong working relationships with national colleagues, senior local authority staff, quality improvement officers, school leaders, teachers and partner agencies. You will support schools and practitioners to make best use of information, research and data. You will need to support, influence and, when appropriate, challenge leaders efforts to reduce the gap. You will be required to share knowledge and learning on key interventions through various networks and have a willingness to collaborate using digital channels. This will help inform our national work to promote and spread good practice across Scotland.

Education Scotland is Scotland’s national improvement agency for education. Our role is to promote innovation and change in the education system, from the early years to adult learning and we are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do.

Closing date for application: Midnight on Sunday 1 October 2017

Please note: Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications should be returned electronically to:

Please contact Maureen Mallon on 0131 244 4599 or Alison Drever on 0131 244 3908 if you have any questions regarding the position.

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Word file: Attainment Advisors Application Form (789 KB)

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National Improvement Framework Advisor

Secondment Opportunity: Full time Duration: 23 months

Education Scotland wishes to appoint experienced, forward-thinking leaders from schools, local authorities and other settings to be part of the National Improvement Framework Team specifically working on national support for assessment and moderation for the Broad General Education.

The team of NIF Advisors will work in partnership with colleagues from across the education system, Scottish Government and other national organisations to promote and support effective approaches to assessment and moderation for the Broad General Education as part of their remit these Advisors will develop and deliver support at all levels for assessment and moderation within the Broad General Education.

Candidates should possess a relevant degree in teaching and be registered with the GTCS. You should also have excellent knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence and be able to contribute to its continued development and implementation. Demonstrable experience is required with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Closing date for application: Midnight on Sunday 17 September 2017

Applications should be returned electronically to:

For further information please contact Carol Copstick,, 0131 244 3773.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 September 2017.

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Word file: National Improvement Framework Advisor application form (890 KB)

Word file: Diversity monitoring form (1057 KB)

Word file: Application guidance notes (42KB)

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