Reporters, South East

Based in Edinburgh
With locality wide responsibilities
1 Permanent Full Time
1 Temporary Full Time until 31/03/2025
35 hours per week
£45,047 – £49,729
Ref: EST1241/23

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.

Working at the heart of our unique care and justice system for children, you will undertake with care and creativity the responsibility for an assigned caseload.  Assessing referrals, supporting the hearings process, preparing and conducting relevant proceedings in court as well as working closely with partner agencies, you will provide an excellent service that ensures the care and supervision needs of vulnerable children are met.

Qualified to degree level or equivalent in social work, law or another relevant discipline, you will bring at least two years’ experience in a similar environment.  You will also be IT literate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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.

If you wish to find out more about this job please download a job description, person specification and application form which can be found at the bottom of this page.  For further information please contact

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

Closing date:  Wednesday 6 March 2024

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

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.

Job Description
Person Specification 
Application Form
Diversity Monitoring Form


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