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  • Ref no: MID03390
  • Published: 24/7/2020
  • Closes: 16/8/2020
  • Location: Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
  • Salary: £35,409.00 - £38,715.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Communities and Lifelong Learning (CLL) deliver a wide range of group work, learning activities and employability support to adults, young people, families and communities. The postholder will lead and deliver the key functions of the service through strategic planning and operational delivery, working with a variety of Council services, partners, community groups and local people of all ages..

It is essential that the jobholder is educated to degree level in Community Education or equivalent.  S/he must understand the role, principles and values of Community Learning and Development practice and have an up to date knowledge of a wide variety of social policy and equality policies and strategies in Scotland.  The jobholder must have post-qualifying experience in working with communities, adult learners and young people and partnership working. It is desirable that they hold assessor/verifier qualifications and/or a post graduate degree acceptable to external bodies such as SQA.

It is essential that the post holder is registered with CLD Standards Council.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 16 August 2020

INTERVIEW DATE -  W/C beginning 31 August 2020



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Position Title: Senior Communities & Lifelong Learning Worker                      

Position Number: DCE

Directorate:  Education, Communities and Economy              

Location: Various                       

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern:    Regular evening and occasional weekend working

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 £35,409.35 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 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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