Development Officer Secondment - Scotland's Enterprising Schools



Schools throughout Scotland engage in enterprise activity. For some this can mean a one-off event, for others enterprise is a way of life, it is the way in which the curriculum is delivered
and the way young people learn. Launched at the Scottish Learning Festival in 2015, Scotland’s Enterprising Schools (SES) is an online resource designed to help more schools across the country take a whole school approach to enterprise teaching and learning.

SES, funded by the Scottish Government, provides a wealth of information to guide and inspire schools to introduce innovative enterprising activities and empower young people through an educational system that has a CAN DO spirit with entrepreneurship and innovation at its core, allowing them to fulfil their potential and develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.

To help us drive our ambitious agenda for improving outcomes for Scottish Learners, we are now recruiting a secondee to work in collaboration with Scotland’s Enterprising Schools and Education Scotland to develop resources for schools.

Development Officers work in partnership with colleagues from across the education system, Scottish Government and other national organisations to develop, promote and support effective and innovative approaches within their specialist areas. We are currently seeking a Development Officer in this area until the end of March 2017.

You should have excellent knowledge of thinking underpinning the recommendations identified in Education - Working for All: Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce and a particular interest in enterprise and entrepreneurship. 

Candidates should possess a relevant degree in teaching (either primary or secondary) and be registered with the GTCS. You should also have excellent knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence as well as the latest educational priorities and be able to align this to the Scotland’s Enterprising Schools agenda. Demonstrable experience in DYW/Enterprise is required, together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The Development Officer post can be based out of any of the Education Scotland offices subject to local availability. Candidates will be expected to be on a current salary of no more than £48,120.

 The closing date for applications is midnight, on Friday 10th June and interviews will be held in Glasgow week beginning the 20th June.

 Applications should be returned electronically to the Head of Programme:


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