Current vacancies

Please note our website won’t be available from 8 to 11 February

If you are applying for a vacancy with a closing date that weekend please be sure to save all the information you need offline or apply before the deadline.

Applications via email are preferred and the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form is available as a Microsoft Word document. These posts are excepted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you have any queries, require the documents in any other format or wish to register your interest ahead of submitting your application please contact Human Resources on 01382 207211 or by email at: recruitment@sssc.uk.com 

About us

The SSSC is the independent regulator for social service workers in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. There are over 200,000 people employed in social services in Scotland. Over 100,000 of these people are registered with the SSSC. 

£17,835 - £19,488
35 hours per week
Dundee
Permanent and Temporary posts

We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their excellent organisational and administrative skills, enthusiasm and dedication, to work in our Registration team.

The successful candidates will deal with a range of tasks and enquiries to support us to accurately maintain the Register of social service workers. Through their application form, skills assessment and interview successful candidates will demonstrate that they:

  • can work independently and as part of a team
  • can communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
  • can follow processes accurately and work to tight deadlines, managing their workload effectively
  • have good ICT skills
  • are able to maintain a high level of attention to detail and understand the importance of this skill
  • follow data protection/confidentiality policies and working practices and appreciate the importance of these practices.

You’ll find more information in the job description and person specification.

Find more information about us here on our website and on facebook.com/the sssc and Twitter @SSSCNews.

New appointments will normally be placed on the minimum grade for the role; a higher starting salary may be offered in exceptional circumstances only.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 12 noon on Thursday 7 February 2019 quoting ‘Registration Assistant’ as the email subject. Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page.

£17,214
35 hours per week
Initially fixed term for one year 

If you are keen to start a career in an administrative role and are passionate about providing excellent customer service, have good organisational skills and are enthusiastic and dedicated then this could be the role for you.

This modern apprenticeship will give you first class training and mentoring to deal with a range of enquiries by phone and email relating to applications to join our Register and on how to keep it up to date. 

This opportunity will help towards your development and learning by working towards a nationally recognised qualification – all while getting paid.

During the two years you will work towards a vocational qualification (Level 2 SVQ in Business and Administration).

To be eligible you must:

  • be between 16 and 24 years of age
  • be an excellent communicator and understand the importance of providing outstanding customer service
  • be able to show attention to detail and accuracy in your work
  • have good IT skills. 

This is real work experience with real responsibilities to allow you to develop your skills and talents and our experienced team will be on hand to support you all the way through.

You’ll find more information in the job description and person specification

Find more information about us here on our website and on facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 5pm on Friday 8 February 2019 quoting MA Registration as the email subject.  You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

Start your new career with the SSSC, a finalist in the Public Sector In-House Legal Team of the Year category at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards

 £40,479 - £44,766
35 hours per week (part time and flexible working options available)
Permanent and Temporary Posts available
Dundee

Due to recent internal progression, maternity cover and continued expansion of the SSSC we have a host of permanent and temporary opportunities available in our Fitness to Practise department for Senior Solicitors and Solicitors. We are keen to hear from talented people who would be interested in working for us on a full time or part time basis.  

Who we are
The Fitness to Practise department receives concerns raised about workers and investigates and decides what action to take, including referring cases to be heard by a Fitness to Practise Panel and defending the SSSC in court.

What we can offer
We strive to be a great employer, knowing that pay is only one part of that. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including a progressive pay scale, generous annual leave entitlement, career average pension, cycle to work scheme and a relocation package.

You’ll gain experience in professional regulatory law – an interesting and growing area of practice. This area of law was recently recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialism.

As part of a great team of around 40 solicitors and staff from other disciplines, you’ll have excellent opportunities for development and internal progression. Of all our legally qualified staff who have been with us for more than a year, nearly two thirds have had a promotion in the last 5 years.

You’ll also be joining a team who is a finalist in two categories of the 2019 Scottish Legal awards including the ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year’ category. This is the second time in 3 years we’ve been nominated for this award.

We’re proud to be a progressive, supportive employer, and this includes ensuring you have a good work-life balance and opportunities to work flexibly. If you’ve got the right skills, we’d be happy to discuss part time roles and compressed hours.

In addition to all of the above, our offices boast of an enviable position on the Dundee waterfront giving you an opportunity to work in a thriving city, voted as one of the top 10 European destinations (Lonely Planet, 2018).

You can find out more about the benefits of working at the SSSC in our recruitment pack.

What we’re looking for

Whether early or established in your career, you will share our determination that social services are being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.   You’ll understand what good quality looks like and be confident investigating and taking action when people fall below the standards expected.  You’ll work successfully within a team environment and working to a variety of deadlines and managing your time accordingly. You’ll be flexible and proactive in your approach to work and be motivated to do a good job.

You’ll currently be working, or have significant experience investigating and presenting cases with an ability to identify areas of improvement and implement change.  

You’ll hold an ‘Unrestricted Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland’ and have a minimum of three years post qualified experience working in a litigation environment or two years post qualified experience of working in a professional regulatory environment. As well as strong leadership and management skills, you’ll also be able to inspire and motivate a team to work towards organisational goals.

You’ll find more information about the role in the recruitment pack for this post.

To apply

If you would like to find out more about this role before applying, for a confidential discussion please contact Martin Campbell, Head of Fitness to Practice on 01382 346 417 or by email at: Martin.Campbell@sssc.uk.com

If you are interested in applying for this post please send your CV with a covering letter stating why you are interested in this position to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 9am on 11 February 2019 quoting ‘Senior Solicitor’ as the email subject.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 February 2019.     

You can find more information about us here on our website and on facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews.

Start your new career with the SSSC, a finalist in the Public Sector In-House Legal Team of the Year category at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards

£35,733- £39,069
35 hours per week (part time and flexible working options available)
Permanent and Temporary Posts available
Dundee

Due to recent internal progression, maternity cover and continued expansion of the SSSC we have a host of permanent and temporary opportunities available for Senior Solicitors and Solicitors in our Fitness to Practise department. We are keen to hear from talented people who would be interested in working for us on a full time or part time basis.  

Who we are
The Fitness to Practise department receives concerns raised about workers and investigates and decides what action to take, including referring cases to be heard by a Fitness to Practise Panel and defending the SSSC in court. 

What we can offer
We strive to be a great employer, knowing that pay is only one part of that. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including a progressive pay scale, generous annual leave entitlement, career average pension, flexi-time, cycle to work scheme and a relocation package. 

You’ll gain experience in professional regulatory law – an interesting and growing area of practice. This area of law was recently recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as an accredited specialism.

As part of a great team of around 40 solicitors and staff from other disciplines, you’ll have opportunities for development and internal progression. Of all our legally qualified staff who have been with us for more than a year, nearly two thirds have had a promotion in the last 5 years.

You’ll also be joining a team who is a finalist in two categories of the 2019 Scottish Legal awards including the ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year’ category. This is the second time in 3 years we’ve been nominated for this award.

We’re proud to be a progressive, supportive employer, and this includes ensuring you have a good work-life balance and opportunities to work flexibly. If you’ve got the right skills, we’d be happy to discuss part time roles and compressed hours.

In addition to all of the above, our offices boast of an enviable position on the Dundee waterfront giving you an opportunity to work in a thriving city, voted as one of the top 10 European destinations (Lonely Planet, 2018).

You can find out more about the benefits of working at the SSSC in our recruitment pack.

What we’re looking for
Whether early or established in your career, you will share our determination that social services are being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. You’ll know what good quality looks like and be confident investigating and taking action when people fall below the standards expected.  You’ll work successfully within a team environment and working to a variety of deadlines and managing your time accordingly. You’ll be flexible and proactive in your approach to work and be motivated to do a good job.

You’ll currently be working, or have experience investigating and presenting cases with an ability to become involved with projects and hold an ‘Unrestricted Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland’

You’ll find more information about the role in the recruitment pack for this post.

To apply
If you would like to find out more about this role before applying, for a confidential discussion please contact Martin Campbell, Head of Fitness to Practice on 01382 346 417 or by email at: Martin.Campbell@sssc.uk.com

If you are interested in applying for this post please send your CV with a covering letter stating why you are interested in this position to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 9am on 11 February 2019 quoting ‘Solicitor’ as the email subject.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 February 2019.     

You can find more information about us here on our website and on facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews.

£22,770 – 24,831
35 hours per week
Permanent 

As part of the Hearings Department you will support and provide full service to SSSC hearings held under our Fitness to Practise Rules (the Rules). You will also provide support to the wider functions of the department.

You will:

  • clerk fitness to practise hearings
  • make sure the hearings run smoothly and in line with the Rules
  • attend, support and organise case management meetings by issuing papers, recording and issuing decisions and directions
  • provide support for hearings including scheduling and, collecting, checking and sending out documents to the relevant people
  • manage postponement requests by liaising with the relevant people and the Panel chair
  • support people who are attending hearings (eg workers, their supporters and witnesses), for example by providing practical assistance, explaining the process and directing them to the Rules and hearing information
  • carry out the above work using our Case Management System
  • liaise with Panel Members, solicitors and others involved in the process.

To do this, it is essential that you:

  • have experience in organising meetings, including preparing agendas, reports and minutes
  • can manage a busy workload and respond to complex instructions
  • have effective administrative, organisational and time management skills
  • can work on your own initiative
  • are accurate, with an eye for detail
  • enjoy working in a team as well as independently.

Find out more about us here on our website and on facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews.

There is more information in the job description and person specification.

Apply by sending your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 11 February 2019 quoting ‘Hearings Officer’ as the email subject. Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page.

We are likely to hold interviews during the week beginning 18 February 2019.

£49,425-£55,011
35 hours per week
Temporary for 24 months (secondments will be considered)
Dundee

Are you able to shape the development of the social service workforce in Scotland?

We have an opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and experience to manage and develop the workforce planning function for the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) over the next two years

The SSSC is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. We are a national organisation, employing 270 staff at our offices in Dundee.

Working closely with the Director of Development and Innovation, you will lead the operational and financial planning for the workforce planning function and contribute towards our overall objectives to support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s priorities for workforce planning for social services in Scotland. The post holder will have line management responsibility for the Workforce Intelligence and the Workforce Planning teams and report to the Director of Development and Innovation as well as being a member of the Operational Management Team (OMT).

As the lead for the SSSC workforce planning business function the post holder will work closely with the office of the Chief Social Work Adviser and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) in the following policy areas.

  • Work with Scottish Government to deliver the recommendations of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan. 
  • Work with relevant partners on the production, publication and use of workforce data ensuring that it supports the developments of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan.
  • Manage the publication of official statistics and workforce data reports by the SSSC.
  • Support employers with the profile of the current workforce including the development of workforce planning tools and local workforce plans.
  • Support the implementation of Scottish Government policy that relates to the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan.
  • Work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) on developing enhanced career pathways for a multidisciplinary, integrated workforce.
  • Develop a professional framework for social care and social work practice alongside any training and education proposals to enable a flexible confident and competent workforce with relevant and appropriate qualifications.
  • Using SSSC workforce intelligence in partnership with Scottish Government and employers to address cross-sectorial supply issue.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining credible relationships with senior leaders in the health and social service sector to achieve objectives and opportunities for developing the workforce. You’ll promote awareness of the SSSC’s role and engage relevant partners and stakeholders in our work.

As a motivated and dynamic leader, you must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of success in managing people, budgets and change. You will be a natural relationship builder, demonstrating vision, creativity and innovation with the ability to inspire and empower people to work together.

This is a challenging, high profile role within the sector contributing towards shaping opportunities for social service workers to build on their skills and professionalism to make a real difference to the people of Scotland.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • be experienced in managing complex budgets and multidisciplinary teams
  • engage, inspire and develop people to deliver high quality outcomes, often against tight deadlines
  • work with the Director of Development and Innovation to contribute to strategic, corporate and directorate planning
  • work collaboratively with other operational managers across the SSSC as a member of the OMT
  • be committed to the SSSC’s values and be able to demonstrate these in your leadership behaviour
  • be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills
  • be able to work at a senior level with minimum supervision
  • be able to develop good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • react positively under pressure demonstrating leadership to resolve issues positively
  • support development, continuous improvement and leadership
  • demonstrate political insight.

You must have:

  • a degree in a relevant subject ie business/human resource management or equivalent
  • experience at managerial level
  • outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for excellence in service delivery
  • be able to work confidently and effectively at a senior level
  • experience of leading/managing service or workforce planning function
  • experience of leading and delivering projects/transformational change
  • experience of leading information analysis at a strategic level/organisational level and problem solving skills
  • experience of strategic workforce planning and leading on the publication of reports and action plans
  • expert IT skills/knowledge that relate to workforce planning data analysis
  • experience of managing or leading a team
  • a sound understanding of the relevant legislation and government policies affecting the SSSC and how they apply to our work
  • advanced planning and analytical skills
  • experience of report writing and presenting to executive management teams/senior leadership teams and Council/boards.

You’ll find more information about the role in the Job Pack for this post.

Find more information about us on our website and on facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews.

To apply, please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 18 February quoting ‘Head of Workforce Planning’ as the email subject. Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page. Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 4 March 2019.

The successful candidate will have access to a full range of benefits including up to 42 days holiday (service dependent), pension and opportunities for flexible working.