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Midlothian Children's Services, 7 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1AG
£36,117 - £39,489 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Midlothian Children’s Services is focused on delivering a high quality, value based social work service that places children and their families at the heart of what we do. Our vision is;

All children, young people, adults and communities in Midlothian are supported to be the best they can be. This will be achieved through a nurturing, respectful and collaborative approach that promotes wellbeing, equity, inclusion and lifelong learning.


We are currently offering a range of exciting opportunities for innovative and dynamic newly qualified and experienced social workers, both permanent and temporary, to join our Early Intervention and Prevention, 0-12 practice, Family Placement and Family Support Social Work teams. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

We recognise the need for all of our workers to feel valued and included and are committed to offering a supportive working environment where workers will receive a period of induction, regular planned supervision, and an individual performance plan supported by a variety of continuous learning and development opportunities.




A degree in Social Work and registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker is essential a Diploma in
Social  Work  with  SSSC  registration  as  a  social  worker  is  an  acceptable  alternative  together  with  a Mental Health Officer academic qualification.


CLOSING DATE Friday 7th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE Monday 17th October 2022  




Job Advert

Position Title: Social Worker x4    (1x permanent 22.5 hours, 2x perm 36 hours, 1 x fixed term 36 hours)

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnership           

Location: Fairfield House/Midlothian Children and Families Centre                             

Contract Status: Permanent and Fixed term

Hours of Work:        22.5 hours and 36

Working Pattern:      Fixed 

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 £36,117.53 per annum.

Based on you working 22.5 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £22,573.45 per annum.

The hours for full-time workers are Monday – Thursday 9am until 5pm and Fridays 9am – 4pm. Midlothian Council have a flexible working policy which can be discussed in interview.


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.