Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership organisation with over 350 individual and organisational members. Social Work Scotland have been the host organisation for the Social Work Education Partnership (SWEP) Programme Office since 2020 and will continue to host SWEP staff through the partnership’s next phase of development.
That next phase involves the establishment of Regional Managers for the leadership and coordination of social work education across Scotland. In the first instance these roles will lead the stakeholder consultation, development and implementation of a new infrastructure for the planning and delivery of social work education. In years ahead, the Regional Managers will have a central role in overseeing the framework for advanced social work practice, supporting social workers through their career and professional journey.
SWEP Regional Managers will work within distinct regions of Scotland, supporting partners in that area to effectively deliver social work education and secure the future social work workforce. They will also work collaboratively alongside other Regional Managers and the SWEP Programme Office to enable effective, consistent national delivery. The infrastructure proposals identify three regions for the individual remit areas of the Regional Managers; North, East and West. (Further information can be found in the recruitment pack)
Giving cognisance to the existing structures in the West of Scotland, initially we are looking to recruit Regional Managers for the North and East areas.
To apply for this post, please submit a covering letter/email and a completed application form. Your covering letter should be between 800 and 1000 words and should set out why you want the job, summarise your relevant experience, and explain how you meet the job’s ‘Person Specification’. Please state in your application form if you do want us to contact references prior to interview. Secondments welcome. Completed applications should be sent to: mailto:ailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 21 March 2023.