Early Intervention and Prevention Development Officer

Midlothian Council


£39,917 to £43,655 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID03996

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen within Midlothian Children’s Services for an Early Intervention and Prevention Development Officer with a remit for 0-12 years. The successful candidate will support the Midlothian Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy which provides an overarching framework that draws together the early intervention and prevention initiatives in operation across Midlothian. S/he will be pivotal to the development of new initiatives as informed by current and future National Drivers.

The post holder will work in a multi-agency context with officers from across the Directorate, Local Authority officers in other services, schools, health and partners in the voluntary and community sectors. S/he will promote opportunities to build capacity within communities and across services, making best use of resources and delivering early and effective intervention.


A degree or equivalent professional qualification appropriate to the range of services provided.

Post qualifying experience within a children’s services team.

A thorough understanding of relevant children’s services practice.

Demonstrating competence, knowledge and skills in coordinating services and /or projects is essential. 

Knowledge of the evidence about what makes for good quality practice in working with children and families to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

Experience in and ability to handle complex issues and draw appropriate conclusions. 

Experience of quality assurance processes. 

Good knowledge and understanding of what effective partnership working entails.

S/he should have a sound appreciation of the complexity and diversity of Council business and public services, and substantial experience of dealing with the range of professions and interests that are encompassed in a local authority, its partner organisations and communities


A current driver’s licence and own transport would help the jobholder undertake this role, but it is not essential.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 28th October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE Monday 8th November 2021

Job advert

Position Title: Early Intervention and Prevention Development Officer  

Directorate: People and Partnerships

Location: Midlothian Children and Families Centre      

Contract Status: Fixed Term for 1 year

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday

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 £39,917.70 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and 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 children and/or protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and 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 www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk  

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 email recruitment@midlothian.gov.uk 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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