The jobholder must hold a qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council to CQSW or Social Work degree equivalent in order to evidence the basic knowledge necessary for the job; a post-graduate management qualification is desirable in view of the management and staffing responsibilities.
A thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system and of current changes to partnership working is vital in order to understand the issues and resources associated with supporting offenders and their families. This will have been developed by working in a senior post within the Criminal Justice field, probably within local government. Additionally, substantial experience of managing practitioners in a criminal justice setting is vital and a proven competence with managing budgets and resources. Both these are likely to have been learned “on-the-job” post basic qualification.
Is expected to advise on the interpretation of initiatives from the Scottish Government and the Community Justice Authority; and to recommend and implement changes of policy, procedure and standards.
CLOSING DATE – Monday 30th October 2023
INTERVIEW DATE – Tuesday 14th November 2023
Position Title: Service Manager
Position Number: WA0013
Directorate: Health and Social Care
Location: Number 11, 11 St Andrews Street, Dalkeith
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday 7.12minutes per day
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £60,430. 70 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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