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West Lothian Civic Centre Howden South Road Livingston, EH54 6FF
£32,041 - £34,762 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week


1 x 36 hours, 52.14 weeks per year, Permanent

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Justice Assistant 36 hours per week Monday to Friday.

West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels.

West Lothian Council Justice Services has an exciting opportunity to recruit a permanent Justice Assistant to the Assessment and Early Intervention Team. This dynamic team is responsible for assessment, planning and intervention aimed at supporting individuals with a range of needs linked with offending behavior.

Whilst this post is primarily based within the Assessment and Early Intervention Team, the successful applicant will also have an opportunity to utilize their skills within the wider Justice Service and will also have responsibility for individuals placed on Structured Deferred Sentences, Diversion from Prosecution and Bail supervision.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Significant previous experience of direct service user contact in a Health, Social Care, or Justice setting.
  • Ability to work constructively with difficult and challenging people using authority appropriately.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with other services.
  • Ability to understand and work within legislative and procedural frameworks.
  • Ability to communicate to a high standard in written and verbal form.

HNC/SVQ Level 3 in Social Care; HNC/SVQ for Health Support Workers or other relevant qualification at a similar or higher level is desirable.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage