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Cowal Community Hospital, 360 Argyll Street, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7RL
£38,578 - £41,754 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Department: Health and Social Care Partnership

Closing Date: Monday 13 February 2023

Argyll and Bute Council are recruiting a social worker/MHO post within the Cowal area.  We welcome applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic individuals who are looking for an exciting opportunity to join our integrated CMHT’s working across our beautiful rural locality.

If a qualified MHO the post holder will be required to undertake statutory MHO duties under mental health, incapacity and criminal justice legislation. Additionally they will undertake some care management and the council officer role for people with mental ill-health. If a qualified social worker you would undertake the care management and council officer role with the aim to train as a Mental Health Officer.

Within the locality we work closely alongside our nursing/consultant colleagues who provide inpatient care and treatment on our local psychiatric ward.  The post holder will also be expected to liaise effectively with our community colleagues who provide Adult, Addictions and LD services and various community agencies and third sector groups.

Argyll and Bute has a team of supportive MHO’s throughout the county and there is a commitment to ensuring increasing opportunity for professional development, as an MHO, within the post.

Applicants Should Note That:-

  • This post is suitable for job share. 
  • This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with adults.
  • You will be required to participate in standby or other out of hour's service arrangements, as appropriate.
  • This post requires registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. 

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is:-


Julie Cameron,  Operations Manager

Contact Telephone Number:  01436 658 749



Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page. 


Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page. 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy