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HSCP HQ Hector McNeil House Greenock, PA15 1NB
£63,933 - £67,811 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Description

Service Manager – Justice Service (perm/full time)                                   REF: HSCP/80125

Salary: Grade 12 £63,933 - £67,811                                                            

Location: Hector McNeil House, Greenock

Hours: 37 hours per week


This is an exciting opportunity to join Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) as Service Manager for Justice Social Work Services. We deliver high-quality, diverse Justice Social Work Services within our local communities, at our local Court and Prison. Inverclyde is committed to relationship-based practice, so this is an opportunity to work with our partners to improve outcomes for people, embracing the trauma informed principles of Choice, Collaboration, Trust, Safety and Empowerment. 


If you are an experienced leader with energy and passion, who leads from the front and if you think you have the vision and purpose to take Justice Social Work Services forward, we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Audrey Howard, Head of Public Protection (People) on 01475 715372.

Inverclyde Council offers a wide range of benefits to employees including flexible working opportunities, attractive pension schemes, a Buy and Bank Annual Leave Scheme, career development and health and wellbeing support.

You can find out more in our Employee Benefits Booklet which is available on our website Employee Benefits - Inverclyde Council


Important Applicant Information:



  • Please note that if you apply via this website it is important that you regularly check your emails following your application submission. All further communication regarding your application, including any invite to interview and, if relevant, details of any formal offer/contract, will be done by email. You should ensure that your email is set up to receive emails from MYJOBSCOTLAND and Inverclyde Council, and that they are not filtered into any JUNK/SPAM folders.


  • Inverclyde Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer paying the Living Wage Rate where required.  Please click the link to `Essential Applicant Information’ above for more information.


  • Inverclyde Council is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all members of the community. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups including women, LGBT people, Black and minority ethnic people and disabled people.


  • Interviews for non-teaching posts with Inverclyde Council will be based on the Councils' competency model which is reflected in our performance appraisal scheme. Details of this can be found at the link below and clicking the Performance Overview document on the left hand side:


Vetting by Disclosure Scotland

If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG. A small number of posts require a Standard or Basic Disclosure check and the majority of all other posts will complete a Criminal Convictions Form. All disclosure checks are obtained via Disclosure Scotland. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check required for your post.


Regulatory Bodies

If your post requires registration with a Regulatory Body such as HCPC or SSSC etc., you are required to obtain and maintain registration including paying any fees for HCPC. As part of the local government pay deal, local authority staff are no longer required to pay SSSC fees.  


Further Assistance

Alternative application packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille and Audio. To request an alternative application pack or require further assistance to attend and/or participate in an interview, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 01475 712740 or email Human Resources at:

Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists

Inverclyde Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel / reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.


Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Flexible Working

Inverclyde Council recognises the mutual benefits of having a flexible, effective workforce to deliver the best services to our community, whilst enabling employees to balance their personal, home and work responsibilities more effectively, with a view to achieving greater job satisfaction, motivation, morale and productivity. 

Employees are able to apply for a range of options including Part-Time Working, Job share, Compressed Hours, Homeworker, Hybrid Working and Flexible Retirement. More detail can be found in the Flexible Working Policy, linked in the download section of our Employee Benefits web page. 

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