Social Worker (FIF05221)

Fife Council
£30,560 - £33,864 per year Pro Rata
06 Sep 2016
06 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contract Type - Temporary for 12 months

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 24 October 2016

You will reduce the unnecessary use of custody where it is used for a lack of a suitable community disposal and to provide credible services that maintain public and community safety.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) qualification is essential.

To practise as a Social Worker it is essential that the applicant holds a Diploma in Social Work.  Consideration will, however, be given to applicants who have completed the Diploma but have not yet received confirmation of qualification.  In this case you will be appointed and paid as a Social Work Assistant until the Social Worker appointment can be confirmed.

You must have the ability to travel throughout Fife.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Standard Disclosure, in addition to which registration with the Scottish Social Services Council is essential.


You will undertake offender risk assessments and associated liaison tasks with Police and Social Work colleagues. 

You must prepare reports for Parole Board, Scottish Courts Service, MAPPA, Scottish Executive Justice Department and Scottish Prisons Service.

The Individual

You will have knowledge and understanding of Criminal Justice Social Work.

Previous experience of working in a social work setting is essential, as is knowledge of National Outcomes and Standards. 

In Fife Council the way we work matters, and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

Please Contact: Fiona Rattray - or 03451 55 55 55 Ext: 493833

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Social Worker Criminal Justice Service.docx
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx