Quality Improvement Officer

Aberdeenshire Council
£51,687 - £57,672 per year
06 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

“Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for”

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who has a proven track record in leading and managing educational development and quality improvement within an Education and Children’s Services environment at DHT or HT level.

The role will involve supporting and challenging the school improvement agenda across the School Networks. It will provide you with the opportunity to positively impact on policy development and delivery as we implement CfE through Aberdeenshire’s Curriculum Framework 3-18.

This is a Politically Restricted position as identified by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Further information on restrictions as a result of this designation is available by visiting the recruitment pages.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 1/2 reference. Which must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal Enquiries to Peter Wood Tel: 01224 665517


Quality Improvement Officers will play a major role in Aberdeenshire Council’s performance monitoring and improvement agenda. The role is central to raising achievement in line with national priorities and local improvement targets on achievement and attainment and inclusion and equality. The remit will use a Support and Challenge approach to service provision.

  • Quality Improvement
  • Line Management & Staff Development
  • Designated Lead Officer role in Service Development
  • Other Duties

The Individual

Essential Criteria

  • Management experience within an Educational or Learning and Leisure environment
  • Experience of leading and managing change
  • Ability to work in partnership with other agencies
  • Experience of providing appropriate levels of support and challenge to individuals
  • Experience of contributing to service and corporate working
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting a full range of performance information
  • A Degree or equivalent
  • Eligibility for GTCS Registration
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of national and corporate imperatives
  • Demonstrate effective management skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to and competence in addressing the continuous improvement agenda
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities associated with this post
  • Capacity to work to short timescales and under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support and motivate teams in all aspects of service delivery
  • Resourceful 
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Self-motivated
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Good time manager

Desirable Criteria

  • Breadth of experience, including work in or experience of other areas of Education or Learning and Leisure
  • IT skills
  • Special interest in Education, Learning and Leisure initiatives or developments in particular aspects of current service delivery

See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf