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Renfrewshire House Cotton Street Paisley, PA1 1UJ
£97,341 - £105,757 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week



A leading Scottish Council, Renfrewshire has established an excellent reputation for delivery, and a strong track record in financial management, alongside a commitment to excellent public services and improved outcomes for Renfrewshire communities.


The Council has a clear vision with an ambition to secure inclusive economic growth and regeneration and to improve outcomes for all our children, young people and families.


The directorate is responsible for the delivery of services across all education establishments, child-care, and criminal justice services. This allows strong and collective planning to take place giving all our children and young people the best possible chances to succeed.


We are recruiting a dynamic, innovative and motivated Head of Education with a belief that they can make a significant impact in improving outcomes for our children and young people.


You will work alongside the Director of Children’s Services, the Chief Social Work Officer and the Head of Education, Learning Estate and Resources and will hold strategic responsibility for the effective delivery of education services in approximately half of Renfrewshire’s schools and establishments, from early years to secondary. The postholder will lead on raising attainment across the service and lead on improving outcomes for all our learners with specific responsibility for children and young people with additional support needs.

Furthermore, you will be able to influence the continual improvement across all sectors of education provision as you will oversee the effective delivery of education across half of Renfrewshire’s schools and centres.


It is essential that you possess a relevant degree or professional qualification and/or Member of Professional Institution/Association e.g., GTCS


You must also be able to demonstrate a record of achievement at senior management level in an education environment.   A thorough knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to education is also essential, together with extensive and proven experience in strategic policy development and implementation; the development and management of strategic partnerships and service improvement.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to become part of a directorate who are determined to give all of our children and young people the best opportunities possible. If you want, in the first instance, to have an informal discussion about this opportunity please call the Director of Children’s Services, Janie O’Neill on 0141 487 0885.


If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in the relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit


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Closing date: Sunday 26 May 2024


Please note the following dates have been identified for the recruitment process, and if shortlisted you will be asked to make yourself available on:-


Assessment Centre – Tuesday 11/Wednesday 12 June 2024


Interview Date – Thursday 20 June 2024

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