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  • Ref no: SBO04280
  • Published: 18/9/2020
  • Closes: 1/10/2020
  • Location: Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £67,088.00 - £68,688.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

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Job Details

Grade: CO Band 5
Salary: £67,088.00 - £68,688.00 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 September 2021.


Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council are looking to recruit a talented and committed Chief Officer of Adult Services who has the vision, drive and resilience needed to build on our successes as you shape our adult services to meet the needs of the Scottish Borders.

The Chief Officer, Adult Social Work and Social Care will provide operational leadership for social work and social care services within the integrated arrangements.

The post holder will be responsible for commissioning of older people and physical disability services and will be the operational link to strategic planning from a social work/social care perspective to ensure high quality social work and social care services are in place including Adult Protection arrangements.






Applicants must have a recognised professional qualification in Social Work with additional proven abilities in business management.

Applicants must be numerate with an ability to interrogate and to set financial budgets and projections at senior level.

A Valid UK Driving Licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.  Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.


Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Jen Holland by emailing or by tel 01835 825218


Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit. 

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