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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£34,947 - £39,126 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay:  £19.15 - £21.44
Temporary for 22 months
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00
Days of working are negotiable, flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Community Planning Officer to support the Children's Strategic Partnership deliver the East Lothian Children and Young People's Service Plan.

This will be a temporary appointment for 22 months to provide cover for the substantive post holder who has been seconded to another post in east Lothian Council.

You will be a strategic thinker who enjoys working in partnership to deliver services that will improve the life chances of children and young people.

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to develop their career as a policy professional within a supportive and dynamic local government environment. More detailed information is included within the attached job outline.

However, if you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Paolo Vestri, Service Manager Policy, Improvement & Partnerships via email at:

Home Working Consideration  
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us).  Any current employee wishing to apply for this temporary post as a secondment should discuss it with their current line manager in the first instance.

Job Details

To take the lead role in the administration of the Children’s Strategic Partnership (CSP) and supporting working groups and support the CSP to implement, review, evaluate and update the East Lothian Children and Young People Services Plan

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Degree level qualification or similar qualification in a Social Science or Arts and Humanities subject and/ or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence 
A full current driving licence is desirable for this post.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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