General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

Sign-up to E-News

Further Education Development Officer - Vacancy


Career development opportunity for
a highly skilled individual. 

Further Education (FE) Development Officer

Fixed-term contract or secondment* to 31 March 2014 
with potential for extension for 1-2 years.

Salary: Current salary + one additional increment 
up to
a maximum payable of £50K (NJC58

The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland is the independent, professional body for teachers. The Council is seeking to recruit a Development Officer to oversee consultation and development work with the statutory FE sector. Reporting to the Registrar and Senior Education Officer, the post holder will be required to plan and take forward a programme of consultation and engagement regarding the proposed extension of the Council’s registration and regulatory remit to the FE sector in Northern Ireland.

Essential Criteria*:

  • A relevant third level qualification.
  • At least 5 years middle management experience within the last 7 years of (either in a teaching or administrative role) within the Northern Ireland Further Education College sector to include: partnership working internally and externally, for example with trade unions and senior managers across the FE sector.
  • Detailed knowledge of the further education sector and in particular the qualifications profile of the workforce and the current and emerging FE policy environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills; adaptability and a focus on outcomes, and
  • An established network of contacts within the FE sector and a knowledge of database construction and analysis would be an advantage.

The Council reserves the right to enhance shortlisting criteria should it be necessary to do so.

For an application pack or further information, please contact:

Ms Sarah Hawthorne on +44 (0)28 9033 3390 or email [email protected]
Applications may be emailed or posted to: 

GTCNI, 3rd Floor Albany House, 
73-75 Great Victoria Street, 
Belfast BT2 7AF.

*Secondment applicants should obtain employer approval before applying.
Closing date for returned applications is 12.00pm on Friday 13th December 2013. 
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Tuesday 17th Dec 2013.
GTCNI is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Download Your Application Pack Below

Application and monitoring form

Job description

Personnel specification  



© Copyright 2006 i3 Digital