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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, Fixed Term for 2 years

(Information for Internal Staff - Secondment opportunities must be discussed with your current line manager prior to submitting an application for this post).

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 have an exciting opportunity to recruit a full time 2-year fixed term Justice Assistant to the Community Payback Order, Unpaid Work Team. This dynamic team is responsible for the supervision of Court Orders for all individuals made subject to an Unpaid Work requirement. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that individuals comply with the requirements of such Orders, including organising work placements, managing compliance and completion of reports to Court.

The successful candidate will be expected to promote compliance and engagement positively and be involved in the management of diverse, complex and challenging cases including high risk cases.

 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