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Research and Professional Enquiry Co-ordinator

Closing date: 01/03/2021

Reference: REQ102676

22.2 hours / Fixed-Term

45,243 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The School and Culture service within Ceredigion County Council wishes to appoint an enthusiastic an appropriately qualified individual to lead the development of professional enquiry and research within our schools.

The co-ordinator will need to:

  • support schools in further developing a ‘School as a Learning Organisation’ approach embedding the principles of research, professional enquiry and collaboration as a basis for embedding improvement;
  • to be a link with the higher education sector to ensure collaboration for the benefit of the development of prospective teachers and school staff across their career;
  • to work with secondary schools specifically on further developing the requirements of a Curriculum for Wales at key stage 3.

Ceredigion School and Culture Service aims to provide the highest quality provision and we are proud of our close and productive relationship with our schools.

The successful applicant will need to register with the Education Workforce Council in order to be appointed to this post.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal conversation, please contact Mary Davies, Corporate Manager for School Improvement on 07805667959 or by email

Note:  We reserve the right to extend the application closing date

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.  We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture Service

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
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