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Negotiable in Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£57,831 - £63,288 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week
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Service: Health and Social Care Partnership 

Closing Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024

Argyll and Bute HSCP Children, Families and Justice Service is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic manager who has significant experience within child protection social work to lead and oversee quality assurance of the social work teams’ central role in child protection practice across Argyll & Bute.

The updated National Child Protection Guidance 2023 has widened the scope of child protection, at the same time as policy imperatives including the Scottish Child Interview Model and the Bairns Hoose place additional responsibilities on the service. Additional management capacity specifically directed at this role will increase performance across the National Minimum Data Set including supporting the implementation of Data Set version 2.

The successful manager will lead a team of reviewing officers, and will implement a model of regular audit and performance improvement work across social work child protection and partner agencies.  Reporting to the Senior Manager and Head of Service, the role will include leading the continuing implementation of the Scottish Child Interview Model, working with partners in West Dunbartonshire and Police Scotland L Division. The manager will also contribute to the service’s quality assurance data reported to the Child Protection Committee. Working in partnership with the Lead Officer for Child Protection and partners across all agencies in Argyll & Bute, the postholder will lead improvement in child protection partnership working across agencies.

The successful candidate should hold a Diploma in SW or equivalent, have extensive child protection practice and management experience, be able to evidence an understanding of practice and organisational performance improvement and be able to lead and manage change.

Argyll and Bute Council recognises the numerous benefits of a positive work-life balance to the wellbeing and productivity of our employees. We will take a flexible first approach to requests from our employees to change the way that they work. While we must balance such requests with the need to ensure the quality of the important services we deliver is not compromised, we will ensure that each request is given careful consideration with a view to achieving a positive outcome wherever possible. 


Applicants should note that

  • Happy to talk about flexible working arrangements. 
  • This post is suitable for job share.  
  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013, as amended, applies to this post.  
  • This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with both children and adults. 
  • You will be required to participate in standby or other out of hour's service arrangements, as appropriate. 
  • This post requires registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The Individual

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is:-


Brian Reid, Senior Manager, Children & Families

Contact Telephone Number: 01586 559072



Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CVs, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy

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