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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£50,696 - £57,028 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale. 

As this post is advertised on behalf of East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, the successful candidate will also have the option for an NHS contract/salary (Band 8A £50470-£54482)

Days and Hours of Work:
Mon-Fri, 09.00-17.00
To start ASAP

East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership serves a diverse, semi-rural community of approximately 105,000 people. Excellent road and rail links make us easily accessible from Fife, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders. 

We are seeking a highly motivated Service Manager to join the Health and Social Care team in East Lothian with responsibility for the Adult Resource Centres, Shared Lives and the Learning Disability Social Work and Community Learning Disability teams

The ideal candidate will be someone who is motivated to drive service improvement throughout the workforce. Along with providing operational management and leadership to a workforce of Social workers, Community care workers, Nurses, AHP and social care staff, the successful candidate will contribute to the strategic development of the service, supporting the General Manager to set direction and drive improvement.

We are seeking an individual who will provide strong leadership, delivering and modelling collaborative working within a multi professional partnership. Utilising contributions from all to deliver optimal integrated services.  

The successful candidate will work in partnership with senior managers across the HSCP to support the delivery of the strategic objectives of the Integrated Joint Board, and drive the delivery of a multi professional workforce. 

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this post to find out more please contact Gillian Neil General Manager, Learning Disability, Mental Health and Substance use Services on 07770653173.

Job Details

To operationally manage the NHS and Social Care services across all Learning Disability services, including responsibility for the employees and budgets and for ensuring efficiency, productivity and performance targets are achieved.

To support professional leadership and assure governance standards for all employees, and service delivery in the area of responsibility.

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
Registered Social Worker or First Level Registered General Nurse or Allied Health Professional.

Post Graduate professional qualification at diploma / degree level or in health / social care / social science related subject

Leadership/managerial postgraduate qualification or equivalent managerial experience including:
o Supervising multiple teams of staff.
o Managing budgets at significant levels, e.g. £1m+.
o Leading change as opposed to contributing to a programme of change.
o Performance management of staff e.g. management of grievances/ disciplinary proceedings.
o Delivering on KPIs of a service for which they have been responsible.

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 out with 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.UK website.

The Individual

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