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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£42,322 - £46,285 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


Previous applicants need not apply as may still be considered for this role.

The jobholder must hold a degree level qualification in social work or an acceptable equivalent discipline or a post-graduate qualification from a recognised professional institute.

In order to exercise the wider remit of the post, in particular the  awareness of professional and ; legislative changes and the development of good practice following the publication of reports, a jobholder requires post-qualifying experience to include the following:

  • direct practice experience of service planning or development
  • substantial experience in the delivery or management of services within a social care environment
  • practical experience of partnership working and joint commissioning
  • proven report writing and presentation skills.

This experience is gained through having held a variety of roles in the service provision field.

The jobholder calls on a knowledge of social work and related legislation, a wide knowledge of Council policies, and the wider Health and Social Care landscape. The jobholder should have an understanding of the needs and expectations of external partners and providers and must have an understanding of the interrelationship between individual and aggregated need in order to assess, prioritise and choose between options.

CLOSING DATE -  11 April 2023


Job Advert

Position Title: Planning Officer Primary Care and Older People        

Position Number: WA0002

Directorate: Health and Social Care

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday

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 £42,322.15 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Protected Adults, 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 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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