Service Manager - Criminal Justice

Vacancy posted: Friday, 30 September 2016

Salary: 38,232 - 41,772
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: ORK01298


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.

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About Orkney Islands Council

Forget images of remote islands - Orkney is well served by superb modern transport links.

Forget the idea of a few people in the middle of no-where - Orkney is home to over 20,000 people.

Orkney may bring to mind certain images, but the chances are they are, to say the least, a little off the mark. Sure, we're a bit off the beaten track, but the needs of our community are just the same as anywhere else. And, as a result, the opportunities we can offer you are comparable with those you'll find elsewhere. Of course, there are a few differences: for starters Orkney consists of 100,000 hectares spread over 70+ small islands (19 of which are inhabited), so, like our service users, you'll need to make the most of the transportation links which are vital to Orkney's social and economic well-being.

Orkney Islands Council may be the smallest local authority in Scotland, but we can offer some big challenges. And big opportunities. This could be your big chance to make the move, and make a difference.

OIC has an impact on many aspects of everyday life. With around 1,800 staff, we are also the countyâ€â„¢s biggest employer.

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