Shared Lives Co-ordinator

East Lothian Council


£32,410 to £36,516 per annum Pro-rata Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EAL06370

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.   The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week).  Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay:  £17.76-£20.01
Fixed term for 2 years
Days and Hours of Work:
to be agreed over 3 days
To start February 2022

Shared Lives is a community/family based model that provides long term, short breaks and day support within people’s homes. It delivers safe, personal care with a unique personalised service, for lower costs than traditional forms of care.

Shared lives is based on relationships, sharing family and community life and provides commissioners with a model of care that leads to highly successful outcomes for the people concerned.

We are looking for a highly motivated registered social worker to support the Shared Lives Service, which manages and  coordinates approved Shared Lives Carers who offer accommodation and support within their own homes and families to vulnerable and disabled adults who prefer to live in an ordinary household.

As a Shared lives co-ordinator you will under detailed checks and assessments of potential new carers, prior to the matching and introductory stage. You will also be required to undertake regular reviews of carers and will be involved in the recruitment, selecting and training of carers, service delivery, administration and financial tasks and ongoing support

This is a 17.5 hours post and we are looking for someone to work three days a week and days/times can be negotiated if successful.

Secondments may be considered. Current permanent employees  wishing to apply for this temporary post as a secondment should discuss it with their current line manager in the first instance.


Job Details

To develop and support a wide range of carer based resources and contribute to the recruitment, preparation, assessment, supervision and support of carers to provide an Shared Lives Service for long term, respite and day care, etc. for vulnerable adults and older people in their own homes. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to Degree/Professional Diploma in Social Work, Health & Social 
Care, Promoting Independent Living or equivalent recognised discipline. 
SSSC registration.

Driving Licence
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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