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Hq Main Building Council Headquarters Newtown StBoswells Melrose Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£89,456 - £91,688 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: CO Band 4

Salary: £89,456.00 - £91,688.00 per annum

Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note the closing date of this post has been extended until Sunday 21st April 2024. 

Role Purpose

Are you looking for a new challenge that can make a difference? Look no further than the Scottish Borders Council! We are excited to offer a fantastic opportunity to join our Council and make a significant impact as the new Head of Adult Services.

The person we are looking for must be a dynamic trailblazer who leads from the front, inspiring teams to fulfil the Councils ambitions and meet our community’s needs.

As a member of the Council Management Team, the key skills and experience for this role are those with proven leadership, strategic vision, ability to drive change and can make a positive impact.

Reporting directly to the Joint Director - Health & Social Care Partnership, as Head of Adult Services, you will be at the forefront of developing strong strategic and operational direction.

We offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements together with a wide range of additional benefits.

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to the success of the Scottish Borders Council, please submit your application through MyjobScotland.


Applicants must have a recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline e.g., business management, Social Work with additional proven abilities in strategic management.

PVG Membership (Adults) is an essential requirement of this post (under Disclosure Requirements)

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 drivers 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 Chris Myres 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