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Grantfield, Lerwick, ZE1 0NT
£42,979.47 - £44,466.08 per year
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37 hours per week

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Shetland Islands Council

Senior Social Worker – Criminal Justice

£42,979.47 - £44,466.08 per annum (Grade L) inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.

A relocation package applies to these posts and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK.

Are you an ambitious Social Work Professional looking for both a fresh career challenge, and a better quality of life?  If so, here at Shetland Islands Council we have a job for someone just like you.

As Criminal Justice Senior Social Worker you will:

  • Assist the Executive Manager in providing a comprehensive criminal justice service to the Courts and offenders subject to community-based sentences and through care services.
  • Be actively involved in the rehabilitation and management of offenders in line with the Scottish Executive National Standards and Outcomes for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Be responsible for the day to day management and supervision of criminal justice social workers and criminal justice support posts.
  • Indirectly supervise and guide other key posts within Social Work.

As a Criminal Justice Senior Social Worker for Shetland Islands Council you will benefit from:

  • Excellent Salary and Conditions
  • Distant islands allowance
  • A comprehensive relocation package
  • A varied workload and career development opportunities
  • A chance to work across a range of island communities
  • A stress-free commute to work
  • An exceptional work/life balance

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

  • The Shetland Islands Council: here
  • Living and working in Shetland: here

Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is L
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum (pro rata)
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date
  • You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Grantfield, Lerwick, Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Denise Morgan, Executive Manager, Telephone 01595 744446 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.





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