Job Description

LOCATION:Across East Ayrshire, KA1 1ED
SALARY:£43,553 – £47,629 per year
HOURS:35 hours per week

Job Description

We believe every child has the power to make the world better and that we need to work together to #Keepthe Promise.

The Promise challenges us to ensure that children have the right to feel safe, supported and valued in their communities, and nothing should stand in the way of them being the best that they can be.  Can you be part of making this happen?

We are looking for a highly motivated, inspiring leader who will undertake the Team Manager role within our Children and Families Locality Service based in Cumnock.  We’re looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual with relationship-building skills who can help bring families in rural communities and our partners together to provide the right support at the right time. This post will involve driving forward best practice, developing innovative and responsive services, whilst ensuring our highly skilled and committed social work professionals continue to be developed and effectively supported.  You will have the opportunity to thrive as a manager and leader within a strong Health and Social Care Partnership, which has children and families at its heart.  We are currently developing a programme for those making a step change into a Team Manager post in recognition of the value of this role in influencing and growing the Service. We recognise that for you to grow and nurture the Service, resources should be provided to enable your own continued growth. We will provide opportunities for continuous professional development to ensure you can be as effective as possible in changing children’s lives for the better.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and if you require further information, please contact Kirsty Hewitt, Service Manager on 01290 427810


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 Children’s Health  Care and Justice.

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 posts is Rothesay House, Cumnock.

Annual Salary; £43,553 – £47,629