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Council, HQ. Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£38,359.40 - £42,830.40 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Council’s Learning and Development Team. We are looking to recruit a fulltime Staff Development Officer to support the learning and development needs of social workers and their managers across Social Work Resources.
We are looking for someone who has a keen understanding of the services locality social workers provide and is passionate and committed to ensuring they receive the right learning & development opportunities to support them in their role. Learning and Development is always important to an organisation like South Lanarkshire Council, and we pride ourselves on what we deliver to our workforce. You will join a committed team that works closely with Social Work and the South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care partnership to provide a range of professional learning opportunities designed to ensure employees keep up to date with their statutory requirements and fulfil their potential as South Lanarkshire employees.
Our ways of working have changed over the last 2 years and so too have our learning methods. As a result we are looking for someone with a flexible approach, strong communication skills and a willingness to embrace virtual and e- learning. 


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced professionals, who are looking for a new challenge, or seeking promotion. Applicants should have experience in the learning and development environment at a minimum. For example, supporting social work students while undertaking practice learning or working with colleagues to promote the learning of others. In addition, knowledge, and experience of statutory social work in at least one of the following areas is expected:

  • Children & Families Social Work
  • Justice Social Work
  • Adult & Older People Social Work


Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Please apply online.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.


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