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Lothian VillaMeadowmill Meadowmill TRANENT, EH33 1DT
£32,903 - £36,826 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £18.03 - £20.18

Days and Hours of Work:
18.5 hours per week.
2 night shifts per week over a three week rolling rota.
Hours will be 22:15-07:30.

There is an enhancement for working outwith core day hours of 7am-9pm. This is paid as one third of an hour extra for any hours worked between 9pm and 7am.

We are also looking to recruit to locum/casual posts from this campaign. Please see job outline attached and note on your application that you would be interested in being considered for a locum position.

East Lothian Children’s Services are keen to recruit workers who are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are committed to promoting an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation and prioritise continuous professional development and learning. We view our staff are our greatest asset and we strive to be supportive, inclusive and child centred by prioritising effective supervision, manageable caseload duties and a healthy work life balance.

Our vision is to support children and young people to live and learn in East Lothian and our staff are involved in developing services and implementing improvement activity around this goal. We have accessible, on site senior management team who are committed to recruiting the best people to compliment the wide range of knowledge and experience that exists throughout the service.

Job Details

As part of a team, provide direct support to children and young people across the Long Term Support Service.

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
Essential: You must hold a minimum of either an HNC or an SVQ3 in Social Care, - with a
willingness to obtain the other qualification within a designated period in order to meet SSSC Registration requirements, or any other equivalent qualifications to meet SSSC Registration requirements, along with an ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

SSSC Registration
Registration is an essential requirement of this role. If you are appointed and are not already a member of the “Residential Child Care Worker” section of the SSSC Register, you will be required to apply for registration as soon as possible and this must be achieved within six months of your start date.

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

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will 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.UKwebsite.

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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