Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



SNP Councillors in Moray are calling on the Council’s Tory/Independent Administration to get to grips with teacher recruitment issues.

In recent news reports it was revealed that the Council is spending less on recruitment than in previous years despite struggling to find applicants.

The SNP’s Opposition Education Spokesperson on Moray Council, Cllr Sonya Warren, has also pointed to the lack of advertising on the ‘MyJobScotland’ website, which is the principle website for public sector jobs across Scotland.

Commenting Cllr Warren said:

“I have repeatedly raised the issue of advertising in education committees in the Council and questioning the lack of education jobs on Moray that appear on the main Scottish public sector website ‘MyJobsScotland’.

“Over the festive period there were over 80 education jobs advertised for Highland, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Council areas but not a single one from Moray! Right now there are 5 different jobs being advertised for Moray but not one of them is a teaching position.

“The SNP has serious concerns about the reduction in spend on advertising teaching jobs. This would be reasonable if there were fewer jobs needing filled but we know that’s not the case. How can people apply for teaching jobs in Moray if they are not being advertised in the normal places that people would look for those jobs?

“I have written to the Conservative Chair of Education in Moray asking for an explanation of why these issues that have been repeatedly raised in his committee are still not being addressed and whether they intend to continue to invest in education job advertising or cut it further."