Job Description

LOCATION:Tign Na Sgire, Park Lane, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EP
SALARY:£43,552.60 – £47,629.40 per year
HOURS:35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title:     Practice Lead Care & Protection                       
Location:      Skye/Lochalsh/Wester Ross/Assynt
Hours:          35 hours per week
Duration:      Permanent
Salary:          HC10 £43,552 – £47,629 p.a.            

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person:  Pol McClelland Tel: 01349 781410

Job Purpose:  Family Teams deliver universal and additional health, social care and child protection services for children in the context of the Highland Practice Model. Teams are multi-disciplinary with an ethos ofcollaborative practice – within the team and with children, young people, parents and carers. The teams work in communities with partner services within associated school groups and across the Highland area.

Practice Leads (for early years, for school years and for care & protection services) work together withinthe team to provide an integrated service to children & families. Practice Leads collaborate to manage the work flow of the team, providing leadership and supervision to distinct but complementary areas of professional activity.

On behalf of the team and the wider service, the Practice Lead (Care & Protection) ensures the provision and coordination of services to children and young people at risk of significant harm,  who may be in need of compulsory measures, who are looked after, or who have other complex care needs.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

If you require assistance to complete and application form please email and mark for attention of Kim/Fiona.

The Highland Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing within the workplace.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


•    Qualification as a Social Worker and compliance with current registration requirements.

•    Accredited post qualifying award in child protection studies or equivalent

•    Means to travel efficiently and effectively between various locations within Highland to meet the operation requirements of the service.