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  • Ref no: MID03346
  • Published: 29/5/2020
  • Closes: 19/6/2020
  • Location: Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
  • Salary: £39,917.00 - £43,655.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


To deliver service and personal outcomes and support desistance for men on statutory supervision, who may have multiple and complex needs, according to Council policy, professional standards, and best practice, utilising allocated budget, staff, partner organisations and other resources.

The post holder will develop the existing service for men on statutory supervision, with a particular focus on Community Payback Orders. The post holder will use recent research about what works with this service user group to create a creative and innovative response to men who have been involved in offending behaviour. The service will be trauma-informed and holistic, while also dealing with issues relating to risk management and the protection of the public.

The post holder will use the opportunities offered by the Justice team’s co-location with mental health and substance misuse services to improve outcomes for men on supervision who have a range of issues including mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and pro-offending attitudes. The overall aim of the developed service will be a reduction in reoffending and supporting service users to increase their well-being and move towards more positive lifestyles.


Diploma or degree in Social Work as recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council.

A clear understanding of the issues facing men who become involved in offending behaviour and the current thinking about how justice services should be tailored to meet the needs of men in the justice system.

Ability to develop a trauma-informed service by demonstrating detailed knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, including domestic abuse.

Membership of the Scottish Social Services Council.


Experience of managing a team or developing a professional service to vulnerable men with multiple and complex needs who have been involved in offending behaviour.

A post-qualification award in a specialised service area, such as child protection, adult protection, practice teaching, mental health, criminal justice, SVQ assessor.

Training in LSCMI, the Caledonian System and Safe and Together would also be desirable. However this training can be arranged post-appointment if required.


Closing Date: Friday 19th June 2020

Interview Date: 9th & 10th July 2020




Job Advert

Position Title: Justice Team Leader (Desistance)           

Position Number: XS2108 

Directorate: Health & Social Care            

Location: Number 11, St Andrew Street, Dalkeith                                            

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Flexible              

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils 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 over £39,917.70 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults and Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults and children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults and Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 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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