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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£40,349 - £43,956 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


This is an exciting opportunity to work with our Additional Support Needs Team, supporting children and young people across our council. The Jobholder requires a degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health Professionals Council. Accreditation in Manual Handling training for Children and Young People is essential. The Jobholder takes a lead role in working collaboratively across different disciplines to ensure best practice (i.e. schools, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Work) and will have a good working knowledge of the roles of colleagues within and out with the organisation and participate accordingly in professional discourse.

Closing Date - Tuesday 9th April 2024

Interview Date - Tuesday 16th April 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Specialist Occupational Therapist

Position Number: ED41

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships

Location: ASN Outreach Team (location TBC)

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hours

Working Pattern: Flexible

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 £40,349.75 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with Children. 

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, 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

Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.

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

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