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Brandon Gate Brandon Gate 1 Leechlee Road, ML3 0XB
£16.37 - £16.84 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

Job Description

Fixed Term Vacancy - 12 Months

Location: Brandon Gate, Hamilton

As a Support Officer you will be responsible for delivering a wide range of services to homeless households.

You should have similar experience of working in a housing support service with clients in vulnerable or distressed situations and have an understanding of current issues and legislation in relation to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

You should be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of a variety of IT packages including Academy & Microsoft Office Suite.

You should also demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise workload in an effective way and to respond and adapt to changing priorities required in delivering a quality service.

You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to liaise effectively with a variety of agencies.

The Council is committed to improving the skills and competence of our housing staff.

As part of your duties you will be required to undertake further training and/or qualifications, including those introduced by the Scottish Social Services Council for employees working in the housing support sector.


Please Apply online

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

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.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. 

Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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

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.

The Individual

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 33 days annual leave
  • 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)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged