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Quarry Centre Aberdeen, AB16 7AS
£30,726 - £34,689 per year dependent on experience
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Quarry Centre

Duration: Permanent

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 12 and above (currently £32,555 per annum / £16.92 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

Successful applicants will play a pivotal role in working with and supporting kinship families. Applicants will also support a duty rota and so the work is varied and can be fast paced. A sound knowledge of Child Protection, GIRFEC and The Promise is required. Applicants must also have good communication and written skills and should be committed to or have experience of multi-agency working.



HNC Childcare and Education or equivalent or,
HNC Social Care or,
SSSC Registration if appropriate
PVG Membership


The ability to work with children and families in their homes and have experience of
building relationships with children, young people and parents/carers.
The ability to implement effective interventions with children and families.
The ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills.
Computer literacy and the skills necessary to work with information management
systems and produce good quality data in a variety of formats.
The ability to thrive in a complex and demanding environment.
The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work
with children and families.
The ability to actively support and promote Equal Opportunities

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold.png
  • Equally Safe at Work - Bronze
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged