Job Description

LOCATION: Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
SALARY: £36,117 – £39,489 per year
HOURS: 36 hours per week

Job Vacancy




Social Work Degree or equivalent level qualification.

Sound knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection

Excellent IT skills


A proven track record of delivering effective training

Post Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare & Protection.

CLOSING DATE – Friday 17th June 2022

INTERVIEW DATE – Monday 20th June 2022

Job Advert

Position Title: Education Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer

Directorate: People & Partnership Directorate

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £36,117.53 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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