Assessment & Planning Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,137 – £30,785
  • Balerno
  • Closing 23rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 12th June 2019
  • Permanent


Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs for the past 60 years. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. Harmeny is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills and is easily accessible by bus and there is on-site parking.

We are currently looking for an Assessment & Planning Worker to join our Care Team on a permanent, full-time basis. Reporting to the Service Manager (Assessment & Planning), the main purpose of the Assessment & Planning Workers is to lead on the consistent assessment and planning work for all children within the Cottages, and to maintain and build on the excellent standard recognised through care inspections. The post holder will support the Service Manager to raise awareness, understanding and upskill the Residential Care Teams in the assessment and planning process.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to gather and summarise complex information and write in a well-structured, transparent way.

The scope and responsibilities associated with this role are provided in the job description / person specification.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • Salary: Pt 29 to Pt 32 (£28,137 – £30,785 per annum)
  • Holidays: 35 days
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Family Friendly Policies and other benefits

Successful candidates, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to positively contribute to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holder will access comprehensive training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please contact Lynsey Moncrieff or Lynne Reid, Service Manager (Assessment & Planning), on 0131 449 3938.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the application form via our recruitment section at Please note CVs will not be accepted. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019

Interview Date: Friday 28th June 2019