Assistant Team Leader - START - SBO04432

  • Job Reference: 00085907-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: Scottish Borders Council
  • Location: Melrose
  • Salary: £35,588.92 to £38,892.17
  • Sector: Executive Positions, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Details

Grade: 9A
Hourly Rate: £19.50 - £21.31
Salary: £35,588.92 - £38,892.17 per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 October 2021

Role Purpose

An opportunity has arisen within the START team at Borders General Hospital.

You will work alongside Social Workers, para professionals and NHS staff, undertaking assessment, care management and practical interventions to safely discharge service users from hospital to home. You will provide appropriate advice, guidance and practical support to individual carers and adhere to legislation, standards and procedures and ensure effective use of resources.


Applicants must possess a recognised professional qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Geraldine McConchie by emailing or by tel 01896 826 271

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.