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  • Ref no: SBO04388
  • Published: 27/10/2020
  • Closes: 8/11/2020
  • Location: Galashiels Social Work Office, 4 Abbotsford Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 3DS
  • Salary: £25,752.18 - £28,526.18 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 14 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: 7A
Hourly Rate: £14.11 - £15.63
Salary: £25,752.18 - £28,526.18 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

Do you fancy a change? Why not consider coming to work in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Borders. The Galashiels team offers the chance to work in both lively towns and rural settings.

Easily accessible by both road and the new Borders Railway and also full use of pool cars. An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to work with a diverse service user group from 16 years upwards. We are an enthusiastic and friendly team with supportive management and regular supervision. We are looking at new ways of engaging with the community and taking a more preventative approach, for example: Community Led Support and Integration with Health.

You will need to have the highest professional standards, be emotionally mature, have a strong desire to help others and be able to show dignity and respect to all people. Work closely with a multitude of agencies for the best outcomes.


Numeracy skills at standard grade or equivelant and Higher English or evidence of communication skills at this level.
Secondary education to a good standard.

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 can be made to Samantha Wallace by emailing or by tel 01896 664 157


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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