Job Description

LOCATION :Hq – Old School Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
SALARY: £42,943.66 – £44,896.41 per year
HOURS: 35 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 10A
Hourly Rate: £23.53 – £24.60
Salary: £42,943.66 – £44,896.41 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Interviews likely to take place first week in August 2022

Role Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as we continue to develop our collective and collaborative approach to Public Protection services in Scottish Borders. You will lead the development, maintenance and implementation of a framework of policies, plans and procedures to promote best practice in respect of Child and Adult Protection. Leading a small team you will provide professional guidance to the Public Protection Committee (PPC) and the various delivery groups. You will work with the Chair of the committee and sub-groups and support their work both locally and nationally. We are looking for someone to produce quality written reports with analysis for the Public Protection Committee, Critical Services Oversight Group (CSOG), the Scottish Government and other bodies as required.


A degree level qualification in a related discipline e.g. Police, Health, Education, Social Work, or considerable experience that evidences the level of knowledge that evidences a similar level of understanding

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to both Eileen McDermott (Group Manager Child Protection / Duty Assessment Team) – or Gwyneth Lennox (Group Manager Adult Protection) –

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.


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