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The Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU
£41,478 - £45,354 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join East Ayrshire’s Corporate Parenting Service as a Team Manager. We are looking for a dynamic, creative and inspirational manager and leader. As part of a management team you will have responsibility for our fostering, adoption, kinship and supported care services. These services have recently completed Best Value Service Reviews and the successful candidate will be working on an exciting period of implementation and change as we continue to respond to ‘The Promise’ in East Ayrshire.

You will oversee a team of Social Workers, managing day to day operational demands to serve and meet the needs of our carers across the respective services. You will be able to twin a strong understanding of regulation and guidance with the desire to achieve the change that The Promise requires of statutory services. In doing so you will be part of a team that seeks to give the children and young people of East Ayrshire, who cannot live at home, the best possible experience from those who care for them.

We are looking for a candidate who understands the relational nature of the post and who has a strong set of values that echo those set out in The Promise underpinning their practice. As a team manager in Corporate Parenting, you will work closely with locality colleagues, carers and a range of stakeholders to ensure that our service is constantly developing and keeping pace with local demands and national best practice.

East Ayrshire has sought to strongly position itself as a service that heeds the voice of the child and those we serve in how it delivers services. It is with this ethos that the post holder would seek to carry out day to day managerial tasks.

This post sits within East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, a mature and very well developed partnership that means children’s services have an exceptionally strong and well supported voice. As a Children’s Health, Care and Justice Service we are keen to be the best we can be, we support innovation and transformational change, and nurture new ideas from our workforce. The successful candidate will be pivotal in helping us deliver on our Corporate Parenting Action Plan, Children & Young People’s Strategic Plan, in addition to our Best Value Improvement Plans.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Mark Hamill, Acting Service Manager on 01563 554200.



The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council.Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.


Employment References

We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”. With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level.


Additional Information

This is a full time permanent post based within Childrens Health  Care and Justice, Fostering & Adoption Team.

The workstyle for this post is Flexible’ - 50-79% of time is office based.  Able to work at different/ multiple work  locations.  Occasionally works at home, or another location 1-2 days per week, or directly home to external appointments.

The admin base for this post is the Johnnie Walker Bond, Kilmarnock.

Please Note - It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 6th June.

Annual Salary £41,478 - £45,354