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Various Locations in Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£34,189 - £39,057 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

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Location:  Aberdeen City Wide / Seaton Learning Centre

Duration:  Fixed Term to 30/06/2022, Full Time 

Join the Family Learning team as part of a small team leading and developing an exciting project working within School Areas to support families to develop parenting and other skills

About the role:

This is a city-wide role within the CLD service to support working in partnership with schools, health and third sector partners to support and challenge families, improve their access to education and enhance their ability to support their children’s learning and development in line with the CLD plan

You will oversee the development of family learning programmes and provision for families across the city through group work, 121’s and digital delivery


You will improve outcomes for families in relation to literacy, numeracy, and wellbeing in line with local and national strategic priorities


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Degree in Community Learning and Development or equivalent

Membership of Community Learning and Development Standards Council, or commitment to join within first 3 months of appointment

PVG Membership for Regulated Work with vulnerable children or willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made


The post holder needs to demonstrate:

Skills & experience in:

Facilitating personal and social development and active citizenship through provision of learning programmes and activities

Very strong communication skills

Developing and maintaining very positive relationships with customers and partners

An understanding of the challenges and barriers some family learners face

Strong leadership and effective line management

Providing written reports to a high standard

Presentations skills and delivery of outreach to range of partners/learners

Time management and ability to prioritise tasks 

Use of new technologies in service delivery and development

Using self-evaluation to drive improvement

An understanding of:

Substantial knowledge, experience and understanding of supporting vulnerable families in groups and/or in their own home and 1-2-1 learning approaches within regeneration areas

Relevant local and national policies relating to CLD, lifelong learning, parental involvement, and early years

Theory and practice of community development and lifelong learning and ability to promote positive parenting and confidence building

Equalities agenda

Best practice relating to health and safety in the workplace  

Evaluation methodology to continuously improve services

Delivering results within a customer focused organisation

Commitment to:

Continuing professional development 

Continuous improvement of services based upon reliable evidence 

Developing staff/volunteers to deliver high quality customer focused services

Supporting the delivery of the Aberdeen City Council vision for Aberdeen as a place all people can prosper

Principles and values for Community Learning and Development



The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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