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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£38,359 - £42,830 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £21.02 - £23.47

Temporary for 2 years.
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00
To start November 2022

East Lothian Council is seeking an experienced Senior Project Officer to deliver a workstream of our Transforming Services for Children programme.  The programme aims to transform how services are designed and delivered for children, young people and families in East Lothian in order to identify and meet needs at an early stage, preventing the need for high tariff interventions and statutory social work involvement. 

The workstream to be delivered involves the creation of a multi-disciplinary aftercare service/function to support vulnerable young people to achieve positive destinations.  This will require working with a number of Council services and partners, along with our young people, to understand need and design new approaches to meeting that need in a way that builds resilience in a sustainable way.

This is an exciting opportunity to truly transform service delivery and ensure better outcomes for children, young people and families.

We would be happy to consider a secondment to the post. 

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.

Job Details

To plan, manage and complete projects to deadline and budget; co-ordinating the efforts of project teams and / or third party consultants to bring projects to completion according to agreed project plans.

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
Degree level qualification or equivalent 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

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