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Yes, they have changed the Job Description and Job Specification which have both been developed from my current position. In fact I am carrying out all the duties laid out in the new job description but due to not having a teaching degree I am now unable to apply.
Permanent staff were intervied (in which I was not invited to apply as they said it was for staff who where on the redundancy list and they had to reduce numbers and staffing coast) in June of this year, but no one was suitable for the position in our area, so they have now changed job spec and advertised externally.
How crucial is the degree – what is the justification behind that?
I do not see the Teaching Degree as crucial as I have been doing majority of this work that has evolved in the New Job Description for over the past 30 Months. I am trained in all aspects of the Data software, conduct ALL the duties listed in the new Job Description, and the only reason I am now unable to apply is that they have changed the Job Specification from Qualified Teaching Status from ‘Desirable' to ‘Essential' the remainder of the Job Specification is the same as when I was employed in April 2009. This was changed after 8th August 2011.
Quote from letter:
‘It has been decided that the new role can best be fulfilled by individuals with a background in teaching'
There are NO teaching requirements in this position as it is now mainly office based inputting / collecting and analysing Data.
This year alone I have received Outstanding CPD reports, an Outstanding Ofsted report and been highly recognised and praised by the Chief Executive for the development of the project in which they have now secured funding for 3 permanent positions in various areas.
Hi Ben, Thanks for your help, are you available online tomorrow to answer any other questions?
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