The Scottish Government is now recruiting for a new Convener of the School Closure Review Panel.
This position offers a unique opportunity to play an important role in the Scottish Education system and ensure effective independent scrutiny of school closure proposals under the School (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
You must demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours including: a working knowledge of Scotland’s education and schools sector or the legal sector or of community consultation, the ability to build and develop a diverse and effective pool of panel members to achieve objectives and an experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships and communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders.
School Closure Review Panels are independent statutory bodies which have been created to enhance and strengthen the process of local authority school closures in Scotland.
The Convener is responsible for appointing and maintaining a pool of persons who will be eligible to be Panel Members. Once a school closure decision is called in by Scottish Ministers, the Convener is required to select three individuals from the pool of persons eligible to be Panel Members to form a Panel to determine each case, and to identify a Chair for each Panel.
Skills, knowledge and experience required
In order to achieve the above, the Convener is expected to:
An application pack is available for download at -School Closure Review Panels - Convener in Edinburgh | Careers at Edinburgh (icims.com)
Closing date: 14 April 2023