Appointment of independent persons to Social Work Complaints Review Committee

The Highland Council is seeking to fill vacancies on the Social Work Complaints Review Committee.

The committee gives impartial consideration to complaints raised by clients or carers, relating to social work services provided by The Highland Council or NHS Highland. Complaints can relate to services for children or adults.

The committee makes recommendations on its findings to the relevant committees in each organisation.

Independent persons are required to have a knowledge of Social Work matters or the conduct of proceedings before a review body or tribunal, and should not be:

  • A member or an officer of any local authority, and should not have been such  a member or officer for a period of one year prior to being appointed to the Complaints Review Committee;
  • A person who is a member of, or employed by, any organisation to which the Council have delegated any of their social work functions; or
  • A spouse / partner of any such member, officer or person.

Anyone wishing to be considered for appointment as an independent person to the Complaints Review Committee, should submit their CV along with a letter detailing any other relevant information to:

Stewart Fraser, Head of Corporate Governance, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX   

Further information is available from Lorraine Dunn on 01463 702140 during office hours or e-mail

The closing date for receipt of completed submissions is Friday 31 October 2014.


7 Oct 2014
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