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Education Resources

Tony McDaid - Executive Director of Education Resources

Executive Director, Education Resources

Tony McDaid is the Executive Director of Education Resources, having taken up the post in January 2017.

Tony became a member of the Education Resources management team following seven very successful years as Head Teacher of Calderglen High School. In his central role he has had responsibility for Curriculum and Quality Assurance which has allowed him to further develop his extensive knowledge and understanding of how education works and how it makes a significant impact on the lives of young people and their families.

As Executive Director, Tony is now responsible for delivering the highest quality of education services to people in South Lanarkshire through an annual budget of £280million with a staff of just under 6000.

He also oversees significant changes in education through the implementation of the new national curriculum for pupils - A Curriculum for Excellence - and the Council's ambitious School's Modernisation Programme which has produced 17 new secondary schools and will deliver 108 new primary schools with the remaining 18 substantially refurbished.

Key facts about the Executive Director post

The pay band for the Executive Director post is currently £137,070 - £140,913. Pay rates for Scottish Local Government Chief Officials is negotiated and agreed nationally through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services (SJNC).

Performance appraisal
All employees, including the Executive Directors have regular performance appraisals and for the Executive Director these meetings are with the Council's Chief Executive.

The Executive Director is able to reclaim appropriate business related expenses in line with the Travel and Subsistence Policy. This includes, for example out of pocket expenses for travelling to and from meetings to represent the Council's interests.

Political Restriction
Executive Director posts are politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Accordingly Executive Directors are disqualified from becoming or remaining a member of the local authority, the Scottish Parliament, the House of Commons, the European Parliament or from undertaking certain political activities as defined in the regulations introduced, from time to time, by the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Annual Leave
In line with the nationally agreed Chief Officials conditions, the Executive Directors receive 29 days annual leave which increases with service; 8 yrs - 30 days, 9 yrs - 31 days, 10 yrs - 32 days (maximum).  They also receive 10 set public holidays per annum.

All Local Government employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme including the Executive Directors. This is a contributory scheme which operates on the basis of tiered contributions.  Employees contribute between 5.5% and 11.2% of their pay and the Council contributes 19.3%, effective from 1 April 2011. The Council contributes the same percentage for all local government employees regardless of their role.

Gifts and hospitality
The Council has register of gifts and services.  Generally, no employee should accept gifts, gratuities or hospitality, etc from any customer or service user other than a token item. 

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Phone 0303 123 1023
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