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University of Strathclyde, G4 0NS
£41,526 - £51,034 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Category


Type of Employment


Working Hours


Salary range: £41,526 - £51,034

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Fixed Term until 31 March 2022

Closing date: 01/08/2021

SCILT requires a Professional Development Officer to support secondary schools in the learning and teaching of languages across Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity to work at national level and drive forward the strategic agenda for languages in Scotland. 

The Professional Development Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of support measures for teachers of languages. This would include leading professional learning, managing projects, organising national awards/competitions and creating other opportunities for teachers and learners of languages.

It is expected that the post holder will support practitioners to turn policy into practice to create a positive impact on learners. This will be based on identification of practitioners’ needs, with particular reference to the aims of the National Improvement Framework and the 1+2 languages policy. The post holder would need extensive experience of leading recent modern language initiatives in a secondary school context. Established expertise in dynamic approaches to learning, teaching and assessment is essential. The post holder should also have a sound knowledge of current education policies and SQA requirements.

Ideally, the post holder will have experience of external partnership working with the aim of developing creativity in languages education and will be competent in the use of digital technologies, including online teaching. The successful candidate will have the ability to work not only on their own initiative but also as part of a team, both face-to-face and remotely. Excellent organisational, ICT and communication skills are essential.

The post holder will report to the Director of the Centre.

The post is until 31 March 2022 in the first instance, on a seconded or fixed term basis and it is likely this will be extended once additional funding has been received.

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

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 11/08/2021.