Recruitment Event: New roles to be launched in Falkirk’s social work services

Falkirk Council is introducing new positions across its social work teams, offering opportunities for both new and experienced registered social workers and occupational therapists.

The vacancies will be unveiled at a ‘meet the team’ drop-in evening on Thursday 26th October, 6-7pm at Forth Valley College in Falkirk.

The new positions are part of a pledge made earlier this year by Falkirk Council to improve career opportunities and enhance salary scales for registered social workers and occupational therapists in the local area.

Sara Lacey, Chief Social Work Officer, Falkirk Council, said: “Our new approach supports colleagues to learn and grow within Falkirk’s social services – offering career progression, rewards, and opportunities.

“For newly qualified colleagues, our mentoring programme will give you the best start in your career, allowing you to develop with the knowledge and support of your team. We’ve also introduced advanced practitioner positions which allow experienced colleagues to take the next step in their career while continuing in practice.

“Over the past few years, the Falkirk area has evolved to become an attractive place to live, play, and visit – with a booming tourist economy and desirable property market. As a key employer within the area, we’re committed to making Falkirk a more attractive place to work too. We’re listening to our teams about what makes Falkirk great, and making the changes needed to ensure that a rewarding career is on offer now, and well into the future”.

New Assistant Team Manager roles will be open to applicants with relevant experience and post-qualification awards at SCQF level 10 or 11. Opportunities will be available in justice, mental health, occupational therapy, adult social services, and children and families teams.

The full range of advanced practitioner, assistant team manager, occupational therapy, and social worker positions will be live from 26 October on myjobscotland. Interested candidates are invited to join members of existing teams to learn more at the drop-in evening being held at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus between 6-7pm on the same day.

Event details

Drop in between 6pm-7pm on Thursday 26 October 2023

Forth Valley College
Antonine Suite (Opposite reception at the Main Door)
Grangemouth Road

Roles available

The following roles will be open to applicants from Thursday 26 October, apply on the MyJobScotland website. 


Children and Families

Adult services

Mental health