Education Officer – Gaelic Curriculum

  • Làn-thìde / Full-time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Tuarastal / Salary: £48930 - £61006 p.a.
  • Cùmhnant / Contract: Fixed-term
  • Uairean san seachdain / Hours per week: 37
  • Gàidhlig / Gaelic: Riatanach / Essential
  • March 4, 2021

We are currently seeking applications for an Education Officer – Gaelic Curriculum within Education Scotland based in various locations across Scotland. Currently working remotely. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Education Scotland is Scotland’s national improvement agency for education. Our role is to provide assurance and promote improvement, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do. We are currently developing six new regional teams to support an enhanced model of educational support to schools, local authorities and regional improvement collaboratives across Scotland.

Education Scotland recognises the need to ensure sustainable and ambitious development of Gaelic. In doing this, we are committed to working in partnership with stakeholders to achieve high-quality provision for Gaelic Education and to secure and strengthen the place of Gaelic in Scotland. As an Education Officer you will support Education Scotland to take forward the actions in our Gaelic Language Plan (GLP) and increase the pace of progress of the Gaelic curriculum in the secondary sector. You will work with the other officers in Education Scotland with responsibilities for Gaelic and the curriculum and engage with the GME sector to ascertain needs to augment with inspection evidence. This can then be fed back to inform Education Scotland support and development planning and also to resource producing partners such as Stòrlann.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria

You will be asked to provide evidence of how you meet these criteria in your application.

  1. GTCS registration in teaching secondary Gaelic, or a subject through the medium of Gaelic with leadership experience of GME within a faculty or school and a sound understanding of GME curriculum design.
  2. Leadership and management experience of working with a range of stakeholders, providing up-to-date relevant information of key educational developments and supporting improvements.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Gaelic.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and in teams with the ability to operate with impartiality, fairness and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.

Further Information

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact David Gregory at

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government’s ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via

Tuilleadh fiosrachaidh / More info

Person Specification IRC86451.pdf

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