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Hayfield House, Hayfield Lane, Lerwick, ZE1 0QD
£45,820.69 - £47,789.96 per year
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Full Time
37 hours per week

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Team Leader – Family Services - Shetland

  • Full time, permanent position available
  • 37 hours per week
  • £45,820.69 - £47,789.96 per year inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,265 per annum.
  • Closing Date: 10 October 2021

About the Role              

We are looking to recruit an experienced Team Leader for our Family Services teams. This post is part of our Children’s Social Work management team, and you will work alongside supportive colleagues. The Children’s Social Work service is part of the Council’s Children’s Services Directorate, which also consists of education, early learning and childcare, sport & leisure, and libraries.  The post holder will be based at Hayfield House in Lerwick. 

The Team Leader for Family Services is the external manager for our short break and respite service, and is also responsible for the Shetland Family Centre. The post holder will also support the development of a family group decision making service for Shetland. This is a challenging post which will require well defined professional values and personal commitment, strong leadership skills, and the ability to perform as part of an effective team.

Applicants should have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice where required. The post holder will also participate in an out of hours rota, which is remunerated in addition to the salary shown. 

A relocation package does apply to this post and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK.


Living and Working in Shetland

The Shetland Islands are an archipelago located north east of Scotland. Shetland is home to fantastic wildlife and beautiful scenery. 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 island communities, great leisure facilities, low pollution, low crime and excellent schools.

For more information about living and working in Shetland, visit

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact:  Jordan Sutherland – Senior Team Leader on 01595 74 4476 or


Additional Information

This position is permanent and full time, with the post holder working 37 hours per week, 52.18 weeks per year and we are happy to talk flexible working.  The post holder will be based at Hayfield House in Lerwick.

Candidates should hold a Degree in Social Work (or equivalent qualification) and will require to register with the Scottish Social Services Council upon starting in post.

The grade of this post is Grade M and the salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,265 per annum. 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.

Please see the attachments at the bottom of this advertisement, specifically:

  • Job Profile and Person Specification – this outlines the role in more detail as well as the Person Specification which shows the attributes of the candidate we are looking for. Please refer to this document closely when you apply.
  • Terms and Conditions of Service Summary – this provides a summary of the Terms and Conditions of Employment.
  • Employee Benefits – this shows all the benefits of working at the Council – such as: shopping discounts and access to a free 24/7 Care First Employee Assistance Programme.

Please note that 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.

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

To find out more about the Shetland Islands Council, see the website.

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