RSHP (Relationships, Sexual Health & Parenthood) Project Leader
Christian Values in Education Scotland
Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting (RSHP) Curriculum Project
Do you want young people in Scotland to have the opportunity to engage with a Christian perspective when they are taught the RHSP element of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum? Do you have experience in working with the Curriculum for Excellence? This could be the role just for you!
CVE Scotland is passionate about supporting school staff, chaplains and families in Scotland’s schools to communicate the Christian faith, so that children and young people can make informed choices about beliefs and values. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to lead a review of RSHP resources and produce additional material with God’s intention for human flourishing at its heart. We are searching for someone with excellent communication and people skills, who has a desire to serve Scottish schools and a vision to help the young people of Scotland explore Christian values.
The Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from the webpage cve-scotland.org.uk/rshp-project-leader
Job Description – RSHP Resources Review & Development Project Leader
The Project is a joint venture involving CVE Scotland and a Project Management Group drawn from a number of churches across Scotland. As a registered Scottish Charity, CVE Scotland is employing and directing the Project Leader, but the role will involve interaction with the Project Management Group, who will lend support and advice, and an operational Project Team drawn from both groups.
JOB TITLE: RSHP Project Leader
CONTRACT TERM: Initially twelve months
HOURS: Full-time: 35 hours per week (job sharing will be considered)
PURPOSE: To work with the Project Management Group and CVE Management Committee in reviewing Relationships, Sexual Health & Parenthood (RSHP) resources and materials and producing additional material from a Christian worldview
RESPONSIBLE TO: Designated member of Management Committee
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: With the representatives of the Project Management Group members, CVE Scotland Management Committee, and members of the Project Team. The role will involve engagement with Scottish Catholic Education Services (SCES), Lovewise UK, and other organisations who produce resources for delivering CfE on the RSHP strand of the curriculum for Scottish schools
LINE MANAGEMENT & RESPONSIBILITIES: Line management for the RSHP Project Leader rests with the designated member of the CVE Management Committee
TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
The key role of the Project Leader is to assist the CVE Management Committee and Project Management Group in achieving the aims and objectives of the Project Plan.
This will involve:
- Working with CVE Management Committee and Project Management Group members to -
- Analyse the materials and resources produced by Education Scotland to support the deliverance of CfE Health & Wellbeing – RSHP in Scottish schools.
- Report on the analysis to the Project Management Group by producing a list of materials and resources which are considered to deny or undermine a Christian perspective.
- Leading and supporting the Project Team in the development of resources and materials based on a Christian worldview –
- Using the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Experiences & Outcomes and Benchmarks in the areas of concern identified in the RSHP resources, to carry out a review of the SCES materials (God’s Loving Plan and Call to Love).
- Ascertain whether the SCES materials robustly and comprehensively meets the relevant CfE Experiences and Outcomes.
- Ascertain whether the SCES materials address the areas of concerns raised by some of the RSHP.Scot materials.
- Ascertain whether the SCES materials require updating – particularly in audio-visual material.
- Consider resources produced by Lovewise.org.uk and Chameleon where gaps are identified in the review of the SCES materials.
- Engaging with local Education Department representatives, and with Ms Lorna Aitken, Education Scotland Lead for Health and Wellbeing, while undertaking and developing the materials in a collaborative effort
- to ensure a product that will meet the requirements of Curriculum for Excellence and be acceptable for use in all schools.
PERSON SPECIFICATION - SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
- strong Christian faith, the values of which you live out and demonstrate in your daily life
- commitment to the vision, values, and work practices of CVE Scotland
- agreement with the CVE Scotland statement of faith
- ability to demonstrate a commitment to the Bible and an ability to interpret its truth for contemporary life
- active church membership
- ability to work independently and self-motivate
- ability to work as part of a team
- ability to form and lead groups of people
- excellent interpersonal skills
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- strong motivation to work to a high standard
- good administrative and organisational skills
- good knowledge of the Scottish education system
- experience in using the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
- experience working in a Scottish school
- good IT literacy with an ability to quickly learn how to administrate unfamiliar websites
- show strategic and creative thinking
- an ability to write to a good standard of English
- video editing experience
- willingness and availability for work outside office hours
An Occupational Requirement applies in terms of the Equality Act (part 1, schedule 9). This post requires the occupant to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and to believe the Bible to be fully trustworthy, in all that they affirm, and the highest authority for faith and life in keeping with the Christian Values in Education Scotland statement of faith. These principles require to be applied alongside the professional skills required in this role.
Christian Values in Education Scotland aims to provide:
• A rationale and clear evidence for the importance of continuing Christian involvement in Scottish schools
• A wide range of continuously updated online resources, advice and networking for Christian organisations and churches, youth workers and volunteers seeking to work with schools across Scotland
• Resources and networking, plus face-to-face training for Christian teachers working across Scotland within the school system