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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£38,058 - £41,458 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
27 hours per week

Job Vacancy


We are recruiting for Senior Communities, Lifelong learning & Employability Workers (1.5fte) who will deliver the key functions of the CLLE service through strategic and operational planning and face to face delivery across Midlothian, working within geographic communities and with communities of interest.  The key tasks within the job description can be allocated flexibly in terms of roles and number of hours across 2 or more posts, but will involve strategic and operational planning; the development and delivery of adult and family learning, youth work and other youth activities; support and engagement with community organisations, third sector and Community Councils to build capacity and provide advice and assistance on key elements of the Community Empowerment Act.  These posts will also involve the supervision of staff/staff teams and volunteers.  These posts require regular evening and occasional weekend working and if working with young people you will need to be available every Friday afternoon/evening to oversee youth work activity.

It is essential that you have a degree in Community Education, or equivalent, and extensive experience of planning and delivering a range of community and lifelong learning programmes and projects including accredited opportunities. A good working knowledge of Community Planning, the Community Empowerment Act and the Requirements for CLD (Scotland) Regulations is essential.

It is desirable that you have supervised either volunteers and / or staff, hold verifier and assessor qualifications acceptable to SQA and other accreditation bodies and have experience of supporting internal or external working groups to lead on key community and lifelong learning themes.

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2023 

INTERVIEW DATE: Week Beginning 17 July 2023

Job Advert

Position Title: Senior CLLE Worker x 2 

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnership

Location: TBC      

Contract Status: Fixed term until March 2025

Hours of Work: Negotiable (max of 36 hours week)                             

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 £38,058.00 per annum.


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