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University of Strathclyde, G4 0NS
£32,817 - £40,322 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Department - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Category


Type of Employment


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Salary range: £32,817 - £40,322

FTE: 1.0

Term: Fixed Term (to 31/03/2022)

Closing date: 01/08/2021

The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, based within Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, requires a 1.0 FTE Professional Development Assistant to support its network of Confucius Classroom hubs. There are currently 44 hubs across Scotland, including secondary, primary and specialist hubs. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a national level and drive forward the strategic languages agenda in Scotland. 

The Professional Development Assistant will be a GTCS registered teacher of Mandarin. They will be responsible for teaching a range of certificated and non-certificated Mandarin classes. It is likely that this will be done online from home, with the possibility of face-to-face classes as restrictions are eased. They will support a range of projects with our partners in the Confucius classroom hubs and communities.

The post holder would, therefore, require experience of teaching Mandarin to classes at all stages of the broad general education and senior phase. A sound knowledge of the standards and expectations of curriculum for excellence is essential as is ability to plan, deliver and assess the curriculum at all levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of engagement with professional learning. Ideally, they will be able to demonstrate experience of working in partnership, for example with parents, community, business and/or FE/HE. The successful candidate will have the ability to work not only on their own initiative but also as part of a team and excellent organisational, ICT and communication skills are essential.

The post holder will report to a Professional Development Officer and will support them with implementation of educational projects nationally and abroad. Fluent Mandarin and strong communication skills are, therefore, essential attributes of the successful candidate.

The post is until March 2022 in the first instance, on a seconded or fixed term basis. However, there is a strong likelihood that this will be extended, subject to further funding.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Lisa Hanna,

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 10/08/2021.