Join Connect, Scotland’s only membership body for Parent Councils, as our new Executive Director and be a driving force behind a brighter future for Scotland’s children and young people!
1. Our vision
At Connect, we’re on a mission to transform the educational landscape in Scotland. Our vision is crystal clear: a Scotland where every child and young person has a thriving future, fuelled by the power of engaged parents shaping their educational journey. But we’re not just dreaming about it; we’re making it happen by advancing effective parental engagement, inclusion, and representation in early years, primary, and secondary school communities, supporting thousands of parent groups throughout Scotland, and encouraging educators to value and embrace effective parental engagement.
2. The opportunity
Connect seeks an outstanding Executive Director to lead our energetic and committed team. As Scottish education undergoes a seismic shift, your role will be crucial in supporting, rethinking, and reshaping how parents get involved in Scotland. This is your moment to be a change-maker and leave a lasting impact on the future of education in Scotland.
3. Why Connect
Working with Connect is not just a job; it’s a calling. We offer more than a paycheque; we offer purpose. Join a small, dedicated team committed to making a real difference. Embrace flexible working arrangements that respect your work-life balance. Enjoy 30 days of holiday (including bank holidays) and additional leave
We need a Team Support Coordinator to join our small, passionate team and help our day-to-day operations run smoothly. As Scottish education enters a period of rapid change, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine and redesign our education system, meaning that your time at Connect will be transformational.
We offer a position with a purpose, flexible working, 30 days holiday pro rata (inclusive of bank holidays), additional leave between Christmas and new year, and the support of enthusiastic co-workers.
A full job description is attached below.
Parents’ organisation Connect seeks a highly-organised Business Administrator (part time) to support the small staff team and ensure the continued smooth operation of key business functions.
Connect is a Scottish charity, membership organisation and a limited liability company: the Business Administrator will play a key role in continuing to keep Connect’s internal systems, HR processes, data management and membership services working efficiently. As well as demonstrable skills and experience in these areas, an enthusiasm for and interest in parental involvement in education is desirable too!
Connect is the long established charity committed to supporting parents and parent groups in Scottish schools and nurseries.
We’re now recruiting a new Executive Director to take over the running of the charity later this year. Passionate about parental engagement in education, driven by strong values and ready for an important leadership role? We have just the opportunity you’re looking for.
Connect plays a critical role in providing membership for Scotland’s parent-led groups and in ensuring parents/carers’ voices are heard in Scottish education and beyond.
If you’ve got the skills, experience and passion to lead Connect into the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat in the first instance about the role.