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Dalkeith Social Work Centre 11 St Andrew Street, EH22 1AL
£36,117 - £39,489 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Midlothian Justice Service are looking to recruit 3 people to fixed term contracts to support the work of the team to move forward from the impact of Covid-19.    The successful candidates will undertake the full range of Justice Social Work duties including completion of reports for the Courts and Parole Board, supervision of those subject to statutory orders including Community Payback Orders and Statutory Licences.  There will also be opportunities to participate in groupwork service provision.

The Justice Service is co-located with statutory partners in the Substance Use Service, Psychological Therapy Service, Intensive Home Treatment Team, Community Mental Health and the Joint Mental Health Team.  Third sector partners also co-located in Number 11 include MELD, Health in Mind and Change, Grow, Live.    

In addition to meeting the essential criteria, within your application you must be able to evidence 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 will be invited for interview.  The selection process will involve a second interview with service users.






Social Work Qualification (MSc, PQ Certificate in SW, Degree)

Completion of any of the following training: LSCMI: SA07/RM2000; MF:MF: Caledonian

Full driving licence





CLOSING DATE Sunday 28th August 2022

INTERVIEW DATE:  Friday 9th and Monday 12th September 2022.

It is normal practice for Midlothian Justice Service to include service users in the recruitment process.  It is anticipated that for successful candidates this second interview will be on the afternoon of 14th September 2022. 



Job Advert

Position Title: Social Worker 3 x full time

Directorate: Health and Social Care                 

Location: Number 11, St Andrew Street, Dalkeith                                      

Contract Status: - fixed term contracts (1x 12 month, 1x 18 month and 1x 24 month)

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday         

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 £36,117.53 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 and 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.