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Council, HQ. Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£26,151 - £26,954 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an SDS Assistant who support the promotion, set-up, monitoring and reviewing of all approved Direct Payments paid out by the partnership. This will include advice and support on direct payment budgets to partnership staff and direct payment recipients.

The overall aim is to ensure that recipients are good employers and manage their direct payments. Through Direct Payments, supported persons and carers will be assisted to exercise full choice and control, to encourage independence by being empowered to become as fully self-supporting as possible.

An excellent communicator that is adept to managing deadlines. You will also have excellent finance, analytical, organisational, systems and interpersonal skills. You will be confident, credible, proactive and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.

You will be working in a team which will call upon you to respond quickly to changing priorities and will also be a trusted team member in often highly confidential and sensitive matters. You should have previous experience of dealing with the public and managing your own workload without supervision.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of the health and social sector, particularly in relation to self-directed support and direct payments.


Please Apply online

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

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities ;and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages 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 competency/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.

Additional Information

The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland 

Please refer to for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.


As an employee of South Lanarkshire 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)

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