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Dalkeith Social Work Centre 11 St Andrew Street, EH22 1AL
£40,316 - £44,092 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


The successful candidate will be located in Number 11, (Dalkeith) which is a recovery hub.  The Justice Service is co-located with statutory partners in the Substance Misuse Service, Psychological Therapy Service, Intensive Home Treatment Team and the Joint Mental Health Team.  Third sector partners are also co-located in Number 11 and include MELD, Health in Mind and Change Grow Live.   Due to Covd-19 restrictions there is an expectation and the successful candidate will be based as home for part of the working week.


This post is open to female applicants only (Occupational Requirement exception under Equality Act 2010).




Diploma or degree in Social Work or as recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council.

An understanding of crime, its causes and impact on society; principles for effective practice;  principles of risk management and risk assessment alongside awareness of National Outcomes and Standards for Criminal Justice Social Work Services. Knowledge and experience of working with women and individuals/families impacted by domestic abuse.


Experience of working within Justice Social Work, specifically in the areas of working with Women and Domestic Abuse.

Full Driving Licence


Experience of managing a team or developing a service to meet the needs of  people with multiple and complex needs who have been involved in offending behaviour.

A post-qualification award in a specialised service area, such as child protection, adult protection, practice teaching, mental health, criminal justice, SVQ assessor.

Training in the use of LSCMI , the Caledonian System and Safe and Together would also be desirable. However this training can be arranged post-appointment if required.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 28th August

INTERVIEW DATE - The interviews will be held on 8th and 9th September 2022 and will be in person.               

The selection process will involve a second interview with service users and it is anticipated that this will be in the afternoon of 12th September.



Job Advert

Position Title: Justice Team Leader                     

Position Number: WAF0015         

Directorate: Health and Social Care                                

Location: Number 11, 11 St Andrew Street, Dalkeith                                       

Contract Status: Permanent         

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday: 7.12 hours            

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £40,316.88 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.