Assistant Reporter, Highlands & Islands

Based in Inverness
With locality-wide responsibilities
21 hours per week
Preferred working pattern Monday to Wednesday
Temporary for 9 months
£32,367 – £34,341 (pro-rata)
Ref: EST1176/23

The Children’s Hearings System provides the operational setting in which SCRA and our partner agencies work.  The aim is to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and deliver tailored solutions which meet the needs of the individuals involved, while helping to build stronger families and safer communities.

You will assist Reporters in the provision of a high quality service to children and families by engaging effectively and with sensitivity, to ensure that service users are fully informed and supported throughout the hearings system process.

The successful candidate will be qualified to HNC or SVQ Level 3 or be willing to work toward the qualification, and be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies required to provide the best service to children and families.  Also able to demonstrate significant work experience within SCRA and/or knowledge of the operation of the children’s hearings system.  In addition, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience of working with a wide range of people, demonstrating integrity and respect for others.

Candidates will be expected to use digital technology to deliver virtual hearings using our secure virtual platform (training will be provided), as well as utilising digital technology within SCRA’s Hearings suites.

For further information please download the job description, person specification and application form or contact

This post is subject to PVG clearance by Disclosure Scotland.  It is normal practice to appoint at the minimum point of the salary scale.

All SCRA posts are subject to a probationary period of 6 months or the term of the contract if shorter.

Closing date:  Thursday 8 June 2023

How to apply

Save the application form together with the separate Diversity Monitoring form to your desktop, fill in the relevant sections and click here to submit them both via email.  When the email opens you must attach your completed forms to it. The diversity monitoring form enables us to monitor equalities throughout the recruitment process.

The selection process may include an interview in which the panel and candidate are attending either physically, virtually or a combination.  If you require any particular arrangements to support either your application or participation in any selection process please contact HR at

SCRA is a socially inclusive employer and welcomes applications irrespective of gender, gender reassignment, race, ethnic origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital / civil partnership status, disability, care experience or socio economic status.  We particularly welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority Groups.

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