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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

Development Officer - Inclusion and Equalities

Secondment opportunity - duration 12 months

Education Scotland wishes to appoint a Development Officer to support the Inclusion and Equalities Team to take forward key initiatives within wellbeing. The Development Officer will work in partnership with the Community Safety Unit to develop and implement a targeted programme to support children and young people who have experienced early stress and trauma, including bereavement and loss. This role will involve further development and delivery of professional learning materials on nurturing approaches, including extending staff knowledge of how this approach can support children and young people who have experienced early stress and trauma. There will also be an opportunity to work within the team to develop universal and targeted curricular materials, which are designed to raise children's and young people’s knowledge within this area and support them to develop enhanced social and emotional skills.

The post holder will: work in partnership with colleagues from across the education system; link with Education Scotland and Scottish Government colleagues and other national organisations to link these approaches to other policy and development areas; develop high quality professional learning and curricular materials to support schools and carry out evaluation to demonstrate the impact of their work in this area. They will also contribute to other related work within the Inclusion and Equalities Team where appropriate, such as making links with local authorities.

Candidates should possess a degree, or equivalent, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They should also, where possible, be able to demonstrate links to the above areas of work, including having experience of developing nurturing approaches, and should have had opportunities to deliver high quality professional learning.

The Development Officer post can be based out of any of the Education Scotland offices subject to local availability.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and we aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland.

Closing date for application: Midnight on Monday 26th June 2017.

For further information please contact Gail Nowek, Education Officer for Inclusion and Equalities:

Applications should be returned electronically to

You can choose to download the application form, guidance, role description and diversity form as individual documents, or to download a Zip file containing all four documents.

PDF file: Role description: Development Officer - Inclusion and Equalities (71 KB)

PDF file: Application guidance notes (46 KB)

Word file: Application form (890 KB)

Word file: Diversity monitoring form (1.03 MB)

Zip file: Download all documents relating to this application (1.79 MB)

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