Charity registered in Scotland SC006187
The General Teaching Council for Scotland, as the independent professional body which promotes and regulates the teaching profession in Scotland
We are seeking to appoint a pool of 30 Education Panel Members comprising a mix of Registered Teachers and Lay Members).
The role involves serving as a member of GTC Scotland's Education Panels which have responsibility for:
Terms of Employment: Four Years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 10 to 15 days per year. Work will be based in various locations across Scotland.
You will be expected to serve on at least 10 panels each year and attend professional learning sessions as required. A mandatory induction event in scheduled to take place in the GTCS offices in Edinburgh on Friday 3 April 2020.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment plus reasonable expenses will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Member Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members of any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance; it is not an attendance fee.
Please note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
The role involves servicing as a member of GTC Scotland's governing Council which has responsibility for:
This post is a public appointment, rather than a position of employment.
Terms of Appointment: Four years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 8 to 12 days per year.
You will be expected to attend four Council meetings a year and may be required to serve on up to two committees.
Committees may meet between four and six times a year.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment, plus reasonable expenses, will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Members Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members for any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance, it is not an attendance fee.
Please Note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
We are looking to appoint 8 Registered Teachers and Lay persons, who are independent of the GTC Scotland Council, to the above positions.
The role of the Appointments Committee is to:
Term of Appointment
From February to mid-June 2020 – a time commitment of approximately 9 days will be associated with an initial appointment round. It is likely that this will include:
From July 2020 onwards – the time commitment will reduce and will vary from year to year depending on the level of activity required. It could be as little as 1 day or involve no time commitment at all depending on whether or not any interim appointment rounds or any membership matters arise to be addressed by the Appointments Committee. A further appointment round is anticipated in 2021 which could involve a time commitment of up to 4 days.
It is expected that you will set aside time to read agenda papers in advance of meetings and will participate actively in meetings and interviews.
Compensation Payment and Expenses
In accordance with the GTC Scotland Member Expense and Compensation Policy:
Membership of the Appointments Committee is not a position of employment and Appointments Committee members are not subject to employment law.