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Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
£76,676.00 - £83,829.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title: Head of Early Years and Primary Education
Location:   Inverness
Hours:       35 hpw
Duration:  Permanent
Salary:       HC15 £76,676 - £83,829

Contact Person: Nicky Grant, Interim Executive Chief Officer Email:

We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful executive with a proven ability to lead and inspire. With a clear and compelling vision for building upon the excellent education service delivered in the Highlands you will continue to drive forward improvements.  You will deliver robust strategic direction and engagement with stakeholders and develop a positive and effective interface with elected members.

We are ambitious for our children and with overall responsibility for 179 primary schools and 29 secondary schools serving over 30,000 pupils you will be committed to fostering all Highland children’s achievement.

You will be joining a high performing successful organisation located in a unique part of the country, a removal and relocation package of up to £6,500 is available.

You should have significant senior leadership experience, preferably gained in the public sector. This role will present you the opportunity to shape the future for our children and evidence lasting impact to the sustainability of the Highlands.

If you are interested in this exciting job role please apply online. The Highland Council is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from people of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

Please apply online, or alternatively to arrange an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please email Nicky Grant,  Interim Executive Chief Officer at

Please find the Job Pack below.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or able to demonstrate a 
high level of relevant experience and expertise.

You must have current registration with the General Teaching Council 
for Scotland as a Teacher and must comply with their Code of Practice.

Extensive relevant experience including significant experience in a 
management capacity.

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