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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£37,246 - £41,498 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £20.41 - £22.74

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday - 09.00 -17.00 ( flexi time working applies)
To start 25th March 2024

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the Education Staffing Team at East Lothian Council, offering a varied and interesting role, supporting Head Teachers and Education managers in the co-ordination of service recruitment, the planning and delivery of effective workforce solutions, the monitoring of disciplinary and grievance processes, including undertaking investigations and in the provision of advice, support and guidance in these areas of work, along with gathering and reporting on relevant statistics and data.

The successful applicant will be joining an established team providing support and advice to Education and school based managers on a wide range of staffing and workforce planning matters and you will be offered support in developing your knowledge of the service and relevant training will be available in the local Policies and Procedures adhered to as part of the work of the team.

You will be an experienced manager or leader in an HR or business related capacity, with experience in Education recruitment, workforce planning and staff related support. Ideally you will be familiar with legislation regarding recruitment, disciplinary and grievance and Teacher and Local Government Employee Terms and Conditions of employment. Most importantly you will have the ability to work across a varied and at times, complex range of work areas and be a knowledgeable and trusted voice in offering advice and guidance to the staff and managers supported by the service. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with various stakeholders and the confidence to work independently in finding solutions to complex matters, delivering outcomes and meeting set deadlines.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 29th Feb.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY. This post is open only to current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes agency/casual/locum staff who are currently undertaking work for us).

Home Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

To provide first line Education staffing support and advice to Education line managers in accordance with Council procedures, policies and legislation.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to a minimum HND/SVQ4 or preferably degree level, ideally in an HR or Business related discipline and/or have extensive and in-depth knowledge and understanding of working with or leading a wide range of staffing related issues, including complex disciplinary and grievance cases, recruitment and selection, workforce planning and project management.

In addition, you should ideally have knowledge of local Government T&Cs and Teachers
T&Cs and organisational policy and procedure i

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure Check carried out by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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