Job Vacancy Midlothian Council is committed to delivering Best Value in everything that it does through continually improving the quality and responsiveness of its services. An opportunity has arisen within the Council’s Adults Health & Social Care Division’s MERRIT (Midlothian Emergency Rapid Response Intervention Team) – Team Leader. The successful applicant will be expected to function as part of an integrated team approach. You will strive to deliver satisfactory service outcomes to an identified client group, according to Council / NHS policy, professional standards, and best practice, utilising allocated budget, staff, partner organisations and other resources. You must be committed to contributing to the development and implementation of service delivery across Midlothian / NHS, with a primary focus on the development of effective and safe practice and service user outcomes. A professional qualification in Social Work, Nursing or related discipline as recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council is essential as is a post-graduate qualification in management to HNC level or equivalent, or a commitment by the applicant to undertake training to the required level within an agreed timescale. This training will be supported by Midlothian Council. Experience of managing a team delivering a Social Work service to identified client groups is desirable as is a post-qualification award in one of the following: child protection, leadership & management, practice teaching, mental health, criminal justice, SVQ assessor. You should have excellent organisational skills and a working knowledge of IT. This position constitutes regulated work with protected adults and membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is essential. The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or to undergo a PVG Scheme Record update check prior to appointment. CLOSING DATE: 04/01/2019 INTERVIEW DATE: 18/01/2019 Job Advert Position Title: Team Leader – MERRIT Position Number: S6000 Directorate: Health & Social Care Location: Bonnyrigg Health Centre, 109-111 High Street, Bonnyrigg, EH19 Contract Status: Permanent Hours of Work: 36 hours per week Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 09:00 – 15:30 Weeks per year: 52 weeks Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale (GRADE 9 – C8). Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £ £36,348.59 per annum. Requirements This post is considered Regulated Work with protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with protected adults. 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 callto 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.