We are always looking to attract highly skilled individuals to join our diverse team at GTC Scotland.

Appointment Title:

Presenting Officers

Appointment Purpose: Applications are invited from firms of solicitors or advocates for appointment as GTC Scotland's Presenting Officers. GTC Scotland is the independent professional body that maintains and enhances teaching standards and promotes and regulates the teaching profession in Scotland.
Appointment Commitment:

3 years from 2 April 2015 with the possibility of extension for a further year.

This will depend on the volume of cases which are referred to the Fitness to Teach panel and the number of appeals lodged at the Court of Session.  GTC Scotland has a small in-house team of solicitors and this team will present cases and instruct appointed Presenting Officers as required.

Appointment Requirements: Presenting Officers play an important role in GTC Scotland’s fitness to teach processes. Presenting Officers will be required to:
  • investigate cases and participate in case management processes
  • prosecute full hearings before a Fitness to Teach Panel
  • act for GTC Scotland in temporary restriction hearings and any other GTC Scotland hearings;
  • act for GTC Scotland at a Fitness to Teach Panel hearing held in connection with any application for registration made by an individual previously removed from the Register (or refused registration) by a Fitness to Teach Panel (or its historic equivalent, the Disciplinary Sub-Committee);
  • where appropriate and as instructed, act for GTC Scotland in any appeal of a case to the Court of Session; and
  • provide GTC Scotland with legal advice on its fitness to teach procedures or in general as may be instructed.
Guidance for Applicants: Download the Guidance for Applicants:
Application Form:
Closing Date:

Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 17:00

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17 February 2015

Contact Information:

Applications must be submitted by post or by email to:

Lindsay Thomson
Clerwood House
96 Clermiston Road
EH12 6UT