1 Jul 2021

Development Consultant vacancy - applications have now closed

Applications for this post have now closed.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to deliver a range of activities including training, consultancy support and research and development projects. The post is full-time (35 hours a week) on a fixed term basis, for 1 year (with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding). The role is based in Edinburgh, although temporary home-working will be required as a result of the pandemic restrictions. We will consider secondment and flexible working in relation to location and hours.

You will have a commitment to supporting the role of students in delivering improvements to college and university life and a good range of key skills including excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills and experience of delivering training or facilitating workshops.

During the pandemic we have embraced online working and have successfully delivered many events and training activities via online platforms. As we reassess our delivery methods moving forward, we expect to embed some of our learning from these approaches, while reintroducing the more traditional, face-to-face contact that we value.

During the coming year we will be concentrating on helping rebuild Scotland’s educational sector, ensuring our work protects and enhances the student learning experience across the sector. Widening access, supporting effective learner journeys, and shaping quality enhancement processes across the sector will be a key focus as we move forward.

The role normally involves frequent travel throughout Scotland and occasional international travel. Whilst some domestic and international travel is currently under significant restrictions, we do expect the frequency of travel for this role to resume to levels experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 16th July 2021

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th August 2021. 

For full information on the post and application details, please see the recruitment webpage

We promote a working environment that provides equality of opportunity and principled cultural values.


If you have any queries, please contact Eve Lewis, Director - eve.lewis@sparqs.ac.uk or call 0131 622 6599.

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