Practice Lead

Argyll and Bute Council

  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ARB04393

Department: Health and Social Care Partnership

Closing Date: Friday 1st February 2019

This is an exciting time to join us as we work to put children at the centre of everything we do.

We are looking for a new Practice Lead who is committed to achieving the best for our children, young people and families and to providing high quality support, supervision and guidance to our team of Social Workers; ensuring we maintain the highest professional standard.

Our teams undertake all aspects of children and families social work in the locality and you will be working across a wide range of areas of practice from early intervention to child protection, children with a disability to youth offending and looked after children and permanence.

You will be an experienced children and families social worker or first line manager with a strong value base who can support and empower a small team of social workers and paraprofessionals.


The successful candidate will have a strong sense of professional identity and an ability to work independently and as part of a busy team. The individual appointed will be required to join the Social Work Emergency Out of Hours Standby Service.

Applicants should note that:- This post is suitable for job share. This post requires registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 applies to this post. This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children and adults.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.


If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is:

Mark Lines - Locality Manager

Telephone - 01369 708526

Email -


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