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The Optima, 58 Robertson St, G2 8DU
£39,312 - £47,065 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

We are currently seeking applications for a Development Officer (Mentors in Violence Prevention) within Education Scotland based in Glasgow, Livingston, Aberdeen or Dundee. This is a 6 month fixed term and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Education Scotland is Scotland’s national improvement agency for education. Our role is to provide assurance and promote improvement, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do. Education Scotland are currently offering a fixed term post for 6 months to support the national development of the school based Mentors In Violence Prevention Programme (MVP). This full-time post will support the further roll out of the MVP Programme as well as supporting the embedding of the programme within Local Authorities across Scotland. The location for the post is flexible.

Essential Criteria

1. Background of delivering the MVP Programme.

2. Demonstrable experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of professional learning programmes.

3. Experienced in leading effective change at local / or national level.

4. Well-developed interpersonal skills along with excellent stakeholder management skills.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

• UK nationals

• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs

• nationals of the Republic of Ireland

• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date as well as a CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. 

Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 700 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application. Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.  

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Lorna Aitken at

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.  

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via

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