Head Teacher, Kirkhill School

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Aberdeen City Council
£57,672 per year
08 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

To lead and manage the affairs of a school, enabling the delivery of a quality education through the appropriate involvement of the pupils, staff, parents, multidisciplinary agencies and the community it serves. This will be done in accordance with the Authority's Strategic Plan, Directorate Strategic Priorities, the school's Improvement Plan and in line with current legislation and national and local agreements. An attractive relocation package is available to the successful candidate if they are required to relocate their primary residence to fulfil this role. Relocation must be within a reasonable commuting distance to the workplace. Currently, the scheme offers a max of £8,000 (inc VAT) paid on a reimbursement basis.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Educated to degree level Full GTCS Registration Evidence of maintaining the Standard for GTCS and maintain the standard within the professional update framework.

Evidence of continuing and professional development including career long professional learning in leadership settings PVG membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults or the ability to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The post holder will be expected to: Be flexible to work in different locations within Aberdeen City.

Travel for reasons including training and meetings. Adhere to the Councils Policies and Procedures and relevant legislation.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Extensive knowledge and experience of current curriculum developments

Experience of a school senior management role, including staff and resources management Evidence of working with external agencies

Experience of improvement planning, school self-evaluation.

Awareness of current initiatives and priorities in education

Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003 Have effectively managed human resourcing matters including industrial/employee relations and health and safety whilst continually improving performance of self and others in order to achieve excellence in service delivery and organisational capability

Proven organisational skills

Proven leadership skills Ability to work in partnership with pupils, parents, and the community

Ability to develop and improve pupil's experiences Interpersonal skills and effective communication with colleagues, pupils, and parents/carers Ability to promote and deliver equality of opportunity to staff and service users

The Individual

Please see job profile for further details.

See also:
2. Head Teacher JP.docx