Professional Development Officer (18401) (2 Posts)
 

Salary Range: £38,511 - £47,328 
FTE: 1 (2 posts)
Term: Fixed Term until 31 March 2016
Closing Date: 25/05/2015

SCILT requires two Professional Development Officers to support secondary schools as they continue to develop their strategy for the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy. This is an exciting opportunity to work at national level and drive forward the strategic languages agenda in Scotland.   The Professional Development Officers will be responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of support measures for teachers of languages. This would include, for example, leading professional learning workshops and managing projects, national awards/competitions and other promotional events. It is expected that the post holders will support practitioners to turn policy into practice to create a positive impact on learners. This will be based on identification of practitioners’ needs, with particular reference to the aims of Curriculum for Excellence and the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy. The post holders would, therefore, need extensive experience of leading recent modern language initiatives in a secondary school context. Established expertise in dynamic approaches to assessment is particularly desirable. Ideally the post holders will also have experience of external partnership working with the aim of developing creativity in languages and/or the use of digital technologies to enhance language learning. The successful candidates will have the ability to work not only on their own initiative but also as part of a team. Excellent organisational, ICT and communication skills are essential. The post holders will report to the Director of the Centre. The posts are initially available until the end of March 2016. Applications are welcomed from those that would like to take the role on a seconded basis. Head Teacher approval for a secondment arrangement should be sought in advance of interview.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 9 June 2015.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fhiona Fisher, Director (fhiona.fisher@strath.ac.uk ).

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Faculty
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department/School
School of Education
Staff Category
Teaching
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary Range: £38,511 - £47,328 
FTE: 1 (2 posts)
Term: Fixed Term until 31 March 2016
Closing Date: 25/05/2015

SCILT requires two Professional Development Officers to support secondary schools as they continue to develop their strategy for the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy. This is an exciting opportunity to work at national level and drive forward the strategic languages agenda in Scotland.   The Professional Development Officers will be responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of support measures for teachers of languages. This would include, for example, leading professional learning workshops and managing projects, national awards/competitions and other promotional events. It is expected that the post holders will support practitioners to turn policy into practice to create a positive impact on learners. This will be based on identification of practitioners’ needs, with particular reference to the aims of Curriculum for Excellence and the implementation of the 1+2 languages policy. The post holders would, therefore, need extensive experience of leading recent modern language initiatives in a secondary school context. Established expertise in dynamic approaches to assessment is particularly desirable. Ideally the post holders will also have experience of external partnership working with the aim of developing creativity in languages and/or the use of digital technologies to enhance language learning. The successful candidates will have the ability to work not only on their own initiative but also as part of a team. Excellent organisational, ICT and communication skills are essential. The post holders will report to the Director of the Centre. The posts are initially available until the end of March 2016. Applications are welcomed from those that would like to take the role on a seconded basis. Head Teacher approval for a secondment arrangement should be sought in advance of interview.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 9 June 2015.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fhiona Fisher, Director (fhiona.fisher@strath.ac.uk ).

Click here for full details.