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  • Ref no: SMK10008
  • Published: 8/10/2019
  • Closes: 25/10/2019
  • Location: St Mary's Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 2Eh
  • Salary: £26,307.00 - £30,996.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

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


As part of our commitment to diversify our services in line with national gaps in the provision of services to vulnerable young people, SMK Care Services are opening the first diversion from secure care unit for girls. In December 2017, the Board of Directors at St Mary’s Kenmure commissioned a scoping study to be carried out by CYCJ (Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice) to ascertain if there was a need in Scotland to have a unit that diverted young girls from secure care; the response was overwhelmingly in favour of this.  This unit will work with girls on the edge of secure care and provide a range of specific and needs led interventions.

Work will commence on the refurbishment and renovation of an existing building on the same grounds as St Mary’s Kenmure in early October. We are at the stage in the journey when we are looking to recruit the staff required to work with our young girls in this unit.

Our “Diversion from Secure Care for Girls” will offer a caring, therapeutic and nurturing environment for the care of young girls, who are referred from the Children’s Hearings system.  This is a National resource and therefore our girls will come from all over Scotland and are cared for on an individual basis, depended on their own unique and individual needs. Our work will be undertaken in a very comfortable bespoke and purpose built accommodation, with staff using the latest innovative approaches and interventions.

Each young person is entitled to and will receive a high standard of care from our large team of experienced and qualified staff who strive to meet their needs and ensure our girls health and wellbeing. We also offer a wide range of therapies, with interventions designed to offer our girls the opportunity to learn and develop during their stay. Given the intentional high numbers of staff that are available, we are confident that the individual needs of all our girls will be met through utilising the skills of a well-trained and highly motivated team.

SMK Care Services “Diversion from Secure Care Unit” is located Bishopbriggs, North of Glasgow. It is in commutable distance of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. 

If you feel that this is, the challenge you have been waiting for and you want to join a team of professional and caring people then please refer to the role profile for the post and apply using the application attached.

Completed application forms should be sent to

St Mary’s Kenmure is managing the Recruitment process on behalf of SMK Care Services

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