Skip to main content
Ref no:
Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£41,847 - £45,805 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

To work with the Team Manager and senior social worker colleagues responsible for Placement Services, to ensure the highest quality and value for money is achieved through the provision of placements to children & young people who are, or have been cared for out with the care of their parents.

To provide effective line management of social work staff and their professional practice.

To ensure that the needs of individual children, young people, their parents and care providers are met effectively.

To assist in the continuous improvements of placement services – with weighted responsibility for the  fostering service

As part of the Placement Services Management Team, participate in the development of overall service delivery and improvement.

To contribute to the transformational change of services to children and their families in Moray through the implementation of The Promise.


To be responsible for the line management of a number of staff employed within placement services

Ensure effective service delivery for each area of lead responsibility.

Manage available resources in liaison with the placement services management team.

In consultation with the Team Manager play a defined role in the development, monitoring and evaluation of services, including co-ordination and collaboration with other agencies particularly at a local level.

The Individual

Significant experience in Children and Families and in family placement sections of statutory social work.

Understanding the issues that apply for children and young people who are, or have been, Looked After and Accommodated in any care setting.

Understanding of the duties that apply for children and young people who are, or have been, Looked After and Accommodated in any care setting.

Knowledge and experience of working with the legislation and key government guidance, relevant to the post.

Good working knowledge of The Scottish Government’s Independent Care Review; The Promise

C.Q.S.W./Dip. Or BA or equivalent in Social Work.

SSSC Registered.

Evidence experience, knowledge, skills and understanding of the differing aspects and needs of fostering service.

The ability to engage with service users in direct service delivery.

The ability to manage the competing demands and deliver an effective workload management system.

Commitment to delivering the principles of The Promise and Health and Social Care standards

Capacity to manage change and work creatively

An expansive professional outlook

The ability to engage with service users in direct service delivery.

The ability to engage with self evaluation in each of these service area of lead responsibility.

Ability to contribute to service development and operational change in the pursuit of quality services.

Ability to challenge practice appropriately.

Significant knowledge of the needs of children with disrupted lives.

Capacity to work under pressure and prioritise demands

Ability to effectively manage change and conflict.

Strong leadership and supportive approach to team members and service users.

An ability work as part of a management team delivering services within resources available.

Effective communication skills, presentation and negotiation skills

Resilient and relational approach.

Ability to form productive and positive working relationships

Practice approach of honesty, transparency and integrity

Willingness to work outside office hours on a regular basis

Ability to work with Covid- safe regulations and employer requirements

Ability to work in different offices dependent on service/ health and safety requirements

Ability to work in an open plan/share office or from home


Closing Date: 24 January 2022 (extended from 10 January 2022)

Starting Salary: £41,847

£22.20 per hour

36.25 hours per week

For further information, contact Carl Campbell 07971 882944. 

Job Attachments