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Craighalbert Centre, 1 Craighalbert Way, Dullatur, G68 0LS
£53,000 - £56,500 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments (Craighalbert Centre and School)

Position: Head of Learning

Working with Children with Neurological Conditions

Full-Time Permanent Post

£53,000 – £56,500 DOE

A relocation package up to the value of £8,000 may be available.

Are you ambitious for children and young people with complex additional support needs? Do these words describe you: creative, aspirational, curious, collaborative, determined and compassionate?

The opportunity has arisen at Craighalbert to appoint a Head of Learning who will be part of an innovative and dynamic leadership team committed to enhancing the life opportunities of children and young people with complex additional support needs.

The Centre includes an independent school for children and young people with a current school roll of 15 and a plan to grow this to 25 children and young people within the next 5 years.

Education provision includes early learning and childcare, primary and secondary provision. The Centre also provides a range of learning and therapeutic services that support families and practitioners throughout Scotland.

We are at a very exciting phase in Craighalbert’s development as we and our partners address the implications of legislation, policy, emerging evidence and new technologies in relation to complex additional support needs. Our vision for the future is partnership working and we are enhancing this through the development of a local, regional and national partnership development programme. As a national resource, we will be central to the delivery of the objectives in Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy, The Right Help at the Right Time in the Right Place and in supporting the delivery of the objectives in the Scottish Additional Support for Learning Review and accompanying action plan.

The Head of Learning will have a key role to play in leading on the direction of travel to achieving these goals. If you are excited by the challenge and opportunities offered by strategic leadership, your interest in the position will be very welcome. We anticipate that you will have a proven track record in complex additional support needs with experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment. It is not essential to currently hold a senior management position as we will offer appropriate support in your leadership role.

Should you be successful and not working in Scotland we will provide a comprehensive induction programme which covers relevant aspects of legislation and policy.

Our website provides detailed information about our services and we would also be happy to have an informal discussion prior to an application being submitted.

The successful candidate will be required to hold or obtain GTCS registration. The General Teaching Council will be able to provide advice if you are eligible for registration but are not currently registered.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.

This post is eligible to continue in or join the Scottish Teachers Pension Scheme.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV by email to together with a supporting statement of no more than 600 words outlining how their knowledge, experience and attributes enable them to fulfil the responsibilities of this post. 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 21st October 2021

Interviews will be held the week commencing 8th November 2021

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion, contact:

Bob Fraser

Chief Executive Officer

The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments

T: 01236 456 100

Glasgow G68 0LS

Email –

Scottish Charity SC008428/Company limited by guarantee 12929

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