Head of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

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Company: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Salary: £50,160 to £56,337 plus 19.3% pension contribution

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1308 4225311

Fax: +44-1375 5729064

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Head of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (“SQA”) is at the heart of Scotland’s world class education and training system, supporting the development of skills, knowledge and understanding. 

We are now recruiting a Head of Service to lead the team responsible for all SQA qualifications and assessments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (“STEM”). With a high uptake among pupils and students, STEM is a key strategic area for Scotland and its economy. 

The appointee will report to the Director of Qualifications, leading a team of some 45 staff, including Qualifications Managers, Qualification Co-ordinators, Qualification Officers, and Subject Implementation Managers. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading on the development of new qualifications to meet existing and future needs in this dynamic area
  • Overseeing the annual exam diet in STEM, including the production of high quality assessment materials
  • Leading on the provision of support in STEM to SQA’s centres
  • Developing and building effective stakeholder networks, and leveraging value from them 

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in leadership and people management and experience of working, and delivering, in the education sector. He/she will be an effective, credible and authoritative communicator, with excellent analytical skills, and the ability to solve complex problems. 

The position carries a salary in the range of £50,160 to £56,337 pa. The successful candidate will be eligible to join a Career Average Pension Scheme where SQA contributes 19.3% of salary; the employee contribution is 8.1% of salary. We also offer staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities; and 27 days’ annual and 14 days’ public holidays. 

The role will be based at SQA’s Glasgow Office, but the postholder will also visit the Dalkeith office on a regular basis. Relocation expenses will be payable, where appropriate. 

Are you interested in contributing to SQA’s work in  STEM, an area of strategic importance to Scotland?   Then send your CV, with a short covering email, by 15 September 2017, to Gordon Cairns, our retained search consultant, at [email protected]

SQA (www.sqa.org.uk) is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. It is committed to the Two Tick initiative and offers a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, and who meet the competency requirements of the post.

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