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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£64,262 - £70,236 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


Midlothian Council is looking for an experienced, motivated, forward thinking Senior Manager to lead its Housing Service. As Scotland’s fastest growing local authority, this is an exciting time to join us and shape the region’s housing provision to ensure its fit for the future as Housing is a key lever to place making and tackling poverty and inequality.  The successful candidate will be leading our response to homelessness, housing allocation, strategy development and working with other housing providers, third sector and residents to deliver a holistic, people focussed service for Midlothian.


The post holder will manage the work of the Council’s Housing Service

Essential criteria

For all roles, it is essential that the post holder has a degree level qualification relevant to the role applied for, with clear evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.

The post holder must demonstrate significant experience in the following areas:


  • Working effectively at the strategic and corporate level of a large public sector organisation
  • Management in one or more of the functional areas together with a clear understanding of the regulatory framework within which the service operates
  • Service delivery and continuous improvement
  • Project management
  • Managing budgets and staff
  • Sound knowledge of the funding and fiscal/financial environment

Desirable criteria

A post-graduate management qualification in a relevant professional discipline or completion of a recognised management development or leadership programme would be desirable.

In addition, for specific posts it will be advantageous to be a member of a relevant professional body/institution.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 25th October 2021 



Position Title: Housing and Wellbeing Senior Manager                         

Position Number: New

Directorate: Place                           

Location: Dalkeith/Remote                                                

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:  Monday – Friday        

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £64,262.80 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a basic/standard/enhanced disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

Please find attached New Terms and Conditions that take affect on 1st October 2016.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email  to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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