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Top job! National Officer (Education)

  • Full time
  • £52,242 – £59,370
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd December 2019

  • Advertised from 13th November 2019
  • + Defined benefit pension scheme


The EIS is Scotland’s largest and most influential trade union and professional association for teachers and lecturers, with over 60,000 members working in all education sectors.

Join us in pursuit of a key aim captured within our motto- ‘for the promotion of sound learning’- through national policy development, advice and support to EIS members. Contribute to the promotion of quality comprehensive education for Scotland’s young people, and the provision of properly funded, widely accessible Further and Higher Education.

Duties of this post will include the development of EIS policy, supporting the servicing of relevant EIS committees; representing the EIS at national seminars, conferences and meetings with external partners; and advising EIS colleagues, local associations and the wider membership, as appropriate, on EIS policy in relation to educational, professional and curricular matters.

Applications from candidates with a background in teaching or lecturing, and previous or current involvement in a trade union. are particularly welcome.

As a trade union employer, the EIS is committed to the principles of social justice and equality. We therefore welcome applications from women, men and non-binary people of all ages; black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, to work with us.

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Closing Date – Monday 2 December 2019