Service Manager - Criminal Justice

Orkney Islands Council

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Criminal Justice

Service Manager

35 hours per week
£40,230 - £43,770 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to lead the Criminal Justice Service in Orkney.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated candidate to lead our contribution to Orkney's Community Justice Infrastructure. Reporting to the Head of Service, (Children & Families and Criminal Justice, and Chief Social Work Officer), there will be opportunity for both operational and strategic input into the development of the service.

Recently voted the best place to live in Scotland, and the best place in the UK to bring up children, Orkney is the second most northerly of the islands areas, with 17 inhabited islands. Although geographically remote, Orkney is easily accessible by air or boat and has a cosmopolitan community, drawing on immense historical and cultural resources. From food to sports, music to technology and education, Orkney has a reputation for excellence and award winning. Scotland's smallest local authority enjoys unique opportunities for collaboration with partner agencies. The Criminal Justice Service is part of the Integration Joint Board (IJB), Orkney Health and Care.

We have an established record of high standards and support continuing professional development. Accredited training opportunities are made available and a generous package including a relocation allowance is provided to help you resettle here.

You will be committed to the delivery of the management and improvement of Criminal Justice services by securing sound operational management, driving forward strategic development, providing leadership and support to staff, and working in partnership with internal service providers and external agencies, within the framework of the new local Community Justice Partnership, to ensure an integrated approach to development and improvement.

The islands offer – and our services must sustain – a unique quality of life for all the people who live here.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, and hold a professional qualification in Social Work with current registration, or eligibility for registration, as a Social Worker with the SSSC, and have significant post-qualifying experience. Experience of Criminal Justice services, and of management within a complex organisation, will be essential.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

For further information please contact Jon Humphreys, Head of Service, Children & Families and Criminal Justice, and Chief Social Work Officer, on 01856 873535 ext 2601, email:

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 28 November 2016

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 October 2016

Please note that interview/resettlement expenses will be paid for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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