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Adviser in Religious Education (Primary Schools) (Part-time, 3 days a week)

Salary negotiable, depending on experience

R.E. Primary Adviser to support development opportunities for staff in Catholic primary schools within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh

The Role

The RE Primary Adviser provides support, advice and development opportunities for staff within Catholic schools to enhance the delivery and quality of Religious Education across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. The postholder is responsible for curriculum development of Religious Education in Catholic Schools (RERC), offering regular CPCL opportunities, developing materials to support sacramental preparation and the implementation of “This Is Our Faith” and “God’s Loving Plan”. The postholder also contributes to national and Diocesan developments in co-operation with the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES). The promotion of Catholic ethos and the strengthening of teaching standards is integral to the role.

The post is part-time, 3 days per week (21 hours).


You must be a qualified primary school teacher holding a Catholic Teacher’s Certificate with at least five years’ experience and educated to degree/masters level. You must also have an excellent working knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence in RERC, experience of teaching “This Is Our Faith” and a proven track record in developing curriculum resources. You must be able to develop and provide CPD opportunities and website resources, be an effective team player who can work in schools and at national level and also be committed to working within and supporting the values and ideals of the Archdiocese.

The role is based at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.

Applicants should submit a CV with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the role, marked “Strictly Private and Confidential”, to or by post to: Derek Stark, Interim HR Manager, Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.

  • Closing date for applications: 5pm on 17th November 2017.
  • Interviews will be held on 6th December 2017.

A full job description and person specification is available below.

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