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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£44,090 - £49,656 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay:  £24.16 - £27.21

Temporary full time post for 2 years
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday
09.00 - 17.00 (flexible working)
To start 1st October 2022

Due to the creation of this new post, we have an exciting opportunity to develop our registered Learning Disability Services within East Lothian.

The post holder will have oversight of the day to day running of our Adult Day and Resource Co-Ordination Services, Shared Lives and Hardgate Respite/Short Break Service.

The successful applicant should have experience of working with individuals who have a learning disability within a community setting and be enthusiastic and creative to support the development of these services.

The successful applicant should also be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills as they will require to supervise, and line manage staff across these areas whilst also working with the wider Multidisciplinary Team.

If you require any further information please contact myself on (07770653173) or Shannon Leslie on (07971939826

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 assist in the leadership and management of the registered Adult Learning Disability Service to provide a high quality person centred service for adults with a Learning Disability throughout East Lothian in accordance with relevant legislation, national standards, NHS and Council policies and plans with a commitment to achieve best value. 

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 Qualification or equivalent SSSC recognised qualification e.g. SVQ 4 Health and Social Care at SCQF Level 9 and relevant health and social care management experience. 

Hold or be willing to work towards a leadership and management qualification at SCQF level 10 or equivalent.

Evidence of a commitment to Continual Professional Development.

Scottish Social Services Council: 
Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) is an essential requirement of this role. If you are appointed and are not already a member of the relevant section of the SSSC Register in relation to Day Services; Shared Lives; and 
Respite, 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.