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  • Ref no: FIF15839
  • Published: 21/2/2020
  • Closes: 4/3/2020
  • Location: Various Locations in Fife, KY7 5LT
  • Salary: £32,034.00 - £40,206.00 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time & Part Time

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary

Interview Dates: 24th March to 26th March 2020

A range of permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time and peripatetic teaching posts within our Secondary Schools will be available from August 2020. At this stage it is not possible to identify specific schools.

Applications are welcome from Permanent, Temporary, and Supply Teachers or current Probationer Teachers participating in the Teacher Induction Scheme for 2019/20, appointments are subject to the award of Standard for Full Registration. 

Fife Overview

Our vision in Fife Education and Children’s Services is “Improving Life Chances for all” and we believe that our children should be encouraged and supported to maximise their potential.

We place children and families at the centre of everything we do, seeking to provide the space and opportunity for learning, nurture, creativity and the development of skills. Fife is committed to ensuring our learners, regardless of background, leave school with the literacy and numeracy skills required to access the wider world.

Fife is Scotland’s second largest education authority and provides a broad and balanced education to over 55,000 children and young people in establishments ranging from small rural schools to state-of-the-art, purpose-built schools in urban areas. Educational attainment and achievement have been rising year on year, and our schools perform highly in school inspections.

Enthusiastic Teachers Wanted

Are you an enthusiastic teacher, keen to work in a vibrant and progressive educational environment, with high ambitions for yourself and young people? Are you committed and passionate about giving children the best start in life, raising educational attainment and increasing employability skills? Do you share our values of compassion, ambition, respect and equity?

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge, then Fife is the place for you! Great education, superb transport links, excellent leisure and housing choices: Fife has it all.

Inspiring setting

Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland, between the cities of Edinburgh and Dundee. We offer great education, superb transport links, a growing economy and a wide range of leisure and housing choices.

Fife is historically ‘the home of golf’, and the burial place of kings, queens and saints. But we are a forward looking, diverse population with a proud spirit and a positive attitude.

We celebrate our history in our many festivals, embrace our cultural diversity and take pride in the numerous opportunities for sport, the arts and leisure that Fife has to offer.  To discover more about Fife visit


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to be registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS) and obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

For appointment to a denominational school teachers are required to be approved as regards religious belief and character by representatives of the church. When seeking approval, a teacher must demonstrate how his/her personal “religious belief and character” enables him/her to undertake the duties of the particular teaching post within the context of a Catholic school. The reference for a Catholic teacher should be provided by the teacher’s parish priest who should be able to testify to the teacher’s personal “religious belief and character”. For further information relating to the approval process please visit

You will be required to provide contact details of at least two referees on the application form that cover your employment or academic history for the past 3 years. Depending on your circumstances you may be asked to provide more than 2 references.


You shall be responsible to the Headteacher/Senior Leadership Team and Education and Children’s Services for the following list of duties and for such other duties as can reasonably be attached to the post. In carrying out these duties you will be responsible for:

  • Having knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development
    • Having knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum
    • Having knowledge and understanding of planning coherent and progressive teaching programmes 
    • Having knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning 
    • Having knowledge and understanding of the principles of assessment, recording and reporting
    • Planning coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners’ needs and abilities 
    • Communicating effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively 
    • Employing a range of teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs and abilities of learners 
    • Having high expectations of all learners 
    • Creating a safe, caring and purposeful learning environment
    • Developing positive relationships and positive behaviour strategies
    • Using assessment, recording and reporting as an integral part of the teaching process to support and enhance learning.

The Individual

Fife Council is looking to recruit a talented and committed teacher who is willing to apply new learning with enthusiasm. They should be confident and able to demonstrate they are an innovative practitioner. They should have a sound and detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence 3-18 as well as possessing strong interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate they have a commitment to the vision, values and core priorities in the development of education, teaching and learning which meets the needs of all pupils. 

Whilst demonstrating these competencies, in Fife Council our How We Work Matters’ framework is at the heart of our local authority. Our teachers will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all council employees:

  • Take ownership
    • Focus on customers
    • Work together
    • Embrace technology & information
    • Deliver results

Please Contact: Rhona Cherrie –

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