Vacancy posted: Thursday, 2 Aug 2012
Salary: £49,425 As headteacher, you will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of this non-denominational primary school within the Falkirk Council area. You will inspire, motivate and lead effective learning and teaching based upon the principles of Curriculum for Excellence.
We are looking for a headteacher who:
• is committed to quality
• demonstrates sound judgement and decision making
• is emotionally intelligent
• is skilled in influencing and engaging
• can lead others
You will hold an appropriate primary qualification and will have significant experience as a senior school manager. You will be able to demonstrate that you possess the qualities and experiences outlined in the Standard for Headship.
Applicants are encouraged to be explicit in detailing in your application your skills, experience and attributes that you can bring to this specific post.
Should your application be progressed to the next stage please note the key dates listed below:
• Assessment Centre – Monday 1st October 2012
• School Visit – Friday 5th October 2012 a.m.
• Short Leet interview – Tuesday 9th October 2012
Successful applicants for posts working with children or vulnerable adults will be subject to disclosure checks or the new PVG scheme and approval by Care Commission Scotland.
Job Reference: FLK003413
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2012
About Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Council is a unitary authority which provides all local government services for the Falkirk Council area. Covering 112 square miles, it has a population of 151,570 and extends from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the North as far as Limerigg in the south. The area contains varied countryside, including areas of considerable landscape quality. It also contains the port of Grangemouth and depends for its prosperity on a broad industrial base which includes sizeable industrial areas in Falkirk and Grangemouth. Council Headquarters The Council Headquarters are located in Falkirk but there are many service points throughout the area. The Council has in the region of 7,000 employees making it one of the largest employers in the area and has a net council general fund expenditure of £344.8 million for 2012/2013. Falkirk Councilís aim is to improve the quality of life for local people by working with all communities, sectors and groups to deliver high quality services which are accessible, accountable, responsive and provide value for money.