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Galashiels Social Work Office 4 Abbotsford Road Galashiels Selkirkshire, TD1 3DS
£45,078.91 - £47,141.16 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 10A

Hourly Rate: £24.70 - £25.83

Salary: £45,078.91- £47,141.16 per annum

Contract Duration: Temporary until 28/06/2024

Please note it is expected the post will commence the third week of November 2023.

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

An opportunity has arisen to be Team Leader in Adult Services in Eildon locality. The post is temporary - initially - for a period of nine months, to cover a training secondment. The Eildon locality is divided into two areas and this post covers the Northern area. You will line manage an Assistant Team Leader and a team of eleven Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Paraprofessionals and an OT assistant.

The main duties involve supervision, arranging Duty, overseeing Adult Support and Protection inquiries and investigations, allocation of work in relation to assessments, authorisation of support plans, provision of OT equipment and HR-related tasks, such as recruitment and matters such as authorisation of leave and recording periods of absence.

The team will require a practitioner with extensive fieldwork experience, good IT and data processing skills, complaint response experience, a thorough knowledge of adult protection and a commitment to fair and equitable work practices in a busy, demanding environment.


Recognised and approved qualification in Social Work / AHP or Nursing Registration with associated professional body.

Approved Council Officer under Adult Support and Protection or ability to obtain approval.

SSSC Registration

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.*

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driver's licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to David Mills at

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.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage