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The Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU
£22,914 - £24,115 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

Job Description

Kinship Care is an incredibly complex area which is reflected across Scotland. In East Ayrshire we are trying to elevate our kinship practice, support and experience by investing in some additional support for the service.

This will be targeted in specific ways with different roles having a very clear improvement and support function. This post will be temporary but will provide an excellent development opportunity for our workforce to experience a different type of specialist targeted work in their role.

This role will support the Kinship Care Improvement Team with the main focus on:

  • Establishing and maintaining systems and processes to support the review of existing Kinship Care placements;
  • Support the review of existing Kinship Carer arrangements, including ensuring arrangements are in place for annual reviews to be scheduled;
  • Support the Kinship Care Improvement Team establish and maintain robust quality assurance processes;
  • Establish regular reporting on activity carried out to support the Kinship Review process.


The duties of this post requires access to the public sector network and therefore the successful applicant must complete a basic Disclosure Scotland application.  A formal offer of employment with East Ayrshire Council will only be made once satisfactory clearance has been received.  Any information that is disclosed on a basic disclosure will require to be discussed before a formal offer of employment is made.

Employment References

We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”.  With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer.  It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level.

Additional Information

This is a full time temporary post based within the Kinship Care Improvement Team.

Hours of work will be 17.5 per week. 

The workstyle for this post is ‘Flexible’ - 50-79% of time is office based.  Able to work at different/ multiple work    locations.  Occasionally works at home, or another location 1-2 days per week, or directly home to external appointments.

The admin base for this post is the Johnnie Walker Bond, Kilmarnock.

Annual Salary - £11,457 - £12,057

This post is temporary until 31 March 2024.