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Randall House Macmerry Business Park Macmerry, EH33 1RW
£34,947 - £39,126 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay:  £19.15-£21.44

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of appropriate relevant experience and qualifications and salary placed within the advertised scale.  

Days and hours of work:
Monday - Thursday, 09:00-17:00
Friday, 09:00-16:00
Flexi time is applicable.
To start asap.

East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership serves a diverse, semi-rural community of around 100,000 people. Excellent road and rail links make us easily accessible from Fife, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Social Worker to work in our Adult Social Work Team.  The Adult Social Work Team works with a diverse range of adults in different circumstances including older people, adults with mental health issues and physical disabilities.  The team supports the wider Adult Social Work service functions of assessment, case management, review and is integral to fulfilling our duties under Adult Support and Protection legislation.  Social Workers participate in a Duty Rota to respond to new referrals made to the service as well as holding an allocated workload.

You will have excellent communication and assessment skills and be able to work flexibly across the range of responsibilities of the team.

Anybody wishing to have an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Julie Moffat on 01620 820 163  or Helen Mavor on 01620 827 821

Home / Hybrid Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.
East Lothian Council's Homeworking & Worksmart Policies

Job Details

To provide an effective service to service users and their families/carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration

Driving Licence
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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