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Galashiels Area Office, Paton Street, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3AS
£42,943.66 - £44,896.41 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
14 hours per week
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Job Details

Grade: 10A
Hourly Rate: £23.53 - £24.60
Salary: £42,943.66 - £44,896.41
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/11/2023.

Please note, this post is initially being advertised as a temporary position until 30/11/2023, however this may lead to a permanent post becoming available.

Hours: 14 per week, rising to 21 per week by November 2022.

Please note, the closing date for this post has been extended to 24/07/2022. Interviews will now take place after this date.

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, proactive and resilient Mental Health Officer Team Leader to join our team. As the role is Team Leader, we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate positive leadership qualities. The Mental Health Officer Team is integral to providing a high-quality Mental Health Officer Service within Scottish Borders Council.
The MHO Team responds to all new requests for assessment under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (and if consequently required application for short term detention and the associated social circumstance report), and Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act. The MHO Team also complete reports to accompany application for local authority and private AWI applications.
The Mental Health Team Leader status reflects the role in relation to mentoring MHOs within the team and supporting Mental Health Officer student placements each year. The Mental Health Officer Team Leader role also incorporates responsibility for the Appropriate Adult service within the Scottish Borders Council .
This is an exciting opportunity to bring your knowledge, skills and abilities to the Mental Health Officer service and improve outcomes for people affected by mental illness. This post offers the opportunity to work with a team of colleagues who are highly skilled and experienced in the field of mental health and mental disorder.
Please consider this exciting opportunity and join our team on the Scottish Borders.


Applicant must possess a recognised qualification in social work
A Degree/Diploma (or equivalent) in Social Work Applicant must be an accredited Mental Health Officer Registration with SSSC Applicant must have a management qualification
Applicant must have experience of Appropriate Adult

A current 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 may be made to Shona MacCorquodale at

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.