Headteacher (FIF05437)

Fife Council
£51,687 per year
30 Sep 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Interview Date: Thursday 27 October 2016

The role of the Headteacher is, within the resources available, to develop, improve and manage the schools to the benefit of the pupils, their parents and the community the school serves, through pursuing the objectives and implementing policies set by Fife Council Education Children’s’ Services, under the overall direction of the Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services. As a senior officer of the Service, the Headteacher shall also support and contribute to the development of the Council’s objectives and policies, as appropriate.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to be registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS) and obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


Key responsibilities include:

• Steering the creation and the sharing of the strategic vision, ethos and aims of the school(s).
• Promoting an inclusive community that values diversity and challenges discrimination.
• Building, maintaining and reviewing partnerships with other professions and agencies to support the learning, pastoral and emotional needs of learners.
• Setting, and communicating clearly, high expectations of the quality of teaching and assessment at all stages in the school(s).
• Making best strategic and operational use of available resources to create, maintain and enhance an appropriate learning environment for effective teaching and learning and to support improvement.
• Managing the safety and welfare of all within the school premises, giving due regard to health and safety legislation.

The Individual

Fife Council is looking to recruit a talented and committed Headteacher in applying new learning with enthusiasm. They should be confident and able to demonstrate they are an experienced and innovative practitioner who will take on a lead role in curricular development and assist in the leadership of all aspects of school life. They should have a sound and detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence 3-18 as well as possessing good leadership skills to deliver on improvement priorities and be able to demonstrate they have a commitment to the vision, values and core priorities in the development of education, teaching and learning which meets the needs of all pupils.

Whilst demonstrating these competencies, in Fife Council our How We Work Matters’ framework is at the heart of our local authority. Our Headteachers will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all council employees:

• Take ownership
• Focus on customers
• Work together
• Embrace technology & information
• Deliver results

For Futher Information Please Contact: Rona MacLean-Ross, 03451 555 555 Ext 44 19 85 or Debbie.Chilton@fife.gov.uk

See also:
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
RS71 Headteacher.docx