Previous Opportunities

Director of Education

This position is now closed to applications.

UPDATE – Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak the Council have taken the decision to postpone the interviews for the post of Director of Education.  This post will be re-advertised and the interviews rescheduled for a later date.  For those who have already submitted an application or those who choose to apply before the closing date of 5 April 2020 then we will be in touch with you in due course.  Please note that when we are in a position to re-advertise you will not need to reapply as your application will be automatically considered.

In East Renfrewshire, education is at the forefront of the Council’s success.  They seek to provide the highest quality education services to children, young people and adults.  Their aim is to raise the bar for all and close the poverty related attainment gap.

As Director of Education you’ll enjoy the challenge of making an already excellent service even better.  What’s more, you’ll drive improvements ensuring every service is underpinned by the Council’s vision of Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences.  You’ll also be the link to their culture and leisure trust, overseeing its performance and supporting its success.

An inspirational and forward-thinking strategic leader, you have a strong track record of achievement in the field of education.  From developing policies to forging partnerships and leading people, you have a proven flair for shaping change and growth with a clear sense of purpose.  You’ll be at the heart of the Council’s achievements – and those of their community. 

Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 5 April 2020

Shortleet date: 20 April 2020

Assessment Centre: 27 April 2020

Interview date: 6 May 2020

More information can be found within the Application Pack below:

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, you can either contact Catriona Mackie, Aspen, on 0141 212 7555 or alternatively contact Lorraine McMillan, Chief Executive, on 0141 577 3009.

Should you wish to apply then please do so via the My Job Scotland portal (not Aspen’s website) at

As you are applying for this post on-line you will receive an automatic e-mail receipt once you have submitted your form.