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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£32,684 - £36,443 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week). Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: £17.91-£19.97

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday ( flexi time is applicable)
To start  January 2024.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join Protective Services in one of the most beautiful and rapidly growing areas of Scotland with over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, rolling countryside, high quality food and drink, world-renowned links golf courses and excellent links to Edinburgh city centre.

Protective Services delivers a number of key regulatory and statutory services including Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Anti-social Behaviour and Emergency Planning. This post is a new and  exciting opportunity to join the service and support the management team in re-shaping the way we deliver our services to ensure our processes are streamlined, agile and providing best value for our communities.

Working alongside a Development Assistant, there will be a clear focus on driving a culture of continuous improvement and lean, efficient processes.

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate a pro-active and innovative approach to service improvement while aligning to corporate objectives. You will be comfortable working collaboratively with others and able to identify and challenge processes and practices which are inefficient and reduce productivity. You will also have a positive approach in  persuading managers and staff of the benefits of change and improvement.

You will have experience in carrying out systematic review of business activities and processes and a knowledge of digital and software solutions.

As well as offering a stunning working environment, East Lothian Council has a range of flexible working options to meet your work-life balance needs, including hybrid / home working if certain criteria are met.

Home/Hybrid 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.

Job Details

To assist the Service Manager and Team Managers within Protective Services in relation to the development and implementation of policy, projects and initiatives that will support the transformation and continuous improvement of the services delivered within Protective Services

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’– 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
Educated to HNC level or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, 
skills and competencies gained through relevant project management experience.

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

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

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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