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  • Ref no: SBO03779
  • Published: 25/11/2019
  • Closes: 8/12/2019
  • Location: Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £65,134.00 - £66,687.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Details

Grade: CO Band 5
Salary: £65,134 - £66,687 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council are looking for a leader who has the vision, drive and resilience needed to build on our successes as you shape our services to meet the needs of children, young people and their families. You will have the attributes to lead our dedicated and highly skilled staff and to sustain excellent relationships with our partners in statutory agencies, the voluntary sector and with leaders across the education and business community that dovetails with the government’s skills agenda and pathways to employment.

Chief Officer – Children & Families Social Work

Leading our ambitious transformation programme, focusing on outcomes for children and young people through the use of whole family approaches, centred on relation-based practice. Working with key partners, you will ensure a joined up approach to the accessing of services across the Scottish Borders.

This is a high profile opportunity to influence the future direction of Scottish Borders at a challenging and exciting time.



Degree Level Qualification and a recognised professional qualification in Social Work & Leadership.

In addition applicants will have undertaken training in leadership & management (including budget management)

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Stuart Easingwood.  Tel: 01835 828603 or email


Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit. 

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