Reporters, Tayside & Fife

Based in Glenrothes & Dundee
With locality-wide responsibilities
3 posts
£40,284 – £44,034
Ref: EST1067/21

Posts based in Glenrothes
1 x Temporary full-time for 6 months or until return of postholder
1 x Temporary full-time for 9 months or until return of postholder

Post based in Dundee
1 x Permanent full-time

Please specify on your application whether you are applying for Glenrothes or Dundee post.

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.

Permanent Post
You will be required to undertake and successfully complete a mandatory accredited training programme which will lead to the award of the recognised Professional Development Award for Children’s Reporter Practice.

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

These posts are 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.

How to apply

Save the application form together with the separate Diversity Monitoring form to your drive, 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.

Due to current circumstances, the selection process is likely to include an interview in which the panel and candidate are attending either physically with physical distancing measures in place, virtually or a combination.  If you require any particular arrangements to support either your application or participation in any selection process as a result of the pandemic, 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.

Closing date:  Thursday 17 June 2021

Job Description 
Person Specification 
Application Form 
Diversity Monitoring Form


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