Current vacancies

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 

£24,507 – £27,057 pro rata
21 hours per week
Permanent
Dundee

We are looking to recruit a Lead Internal Verifier and SVQ Coordinator (Head of Centre) to manage the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) SVQ Centre in Dundee.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the centre, as well as assessing and verifying the work of internal SVQ candidates at the SSSC alongside a team of assessors.

Selected candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership skills, excellent time management skills, organisational and interpersonal skills, flexibility and must be passionate about their contribution to promoting high quality work practices.

In return, we offer a wide range of employee benefits, including a flexible working scheme, car parking, pension contributions, a generous annual leave entitlement, occupational health, Employee Assistance Programme and Healthy Working Lives events and activities.

You will:

  • work autonomously
  • manage your own workload
  • assess and support learners through their qualification in the workplace
  • set individual targets for each learner based on capability to ensure key performance indicators are met
  • manage your diary efficiently to ensure regular contact with learners
  • monitor and support learner progress, ensuring any challenges are overcome.

You must:

  • be an excellent communicator and understand the importance of providing outstanding customer service
  • have competent ICT skills
  • appreciate and follow confidentiality policies and working practices.

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

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

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Wednesday 25 April quoting Lead Internal Verifier and SVQ Coordinator (Head of Centre) as the email subject.  You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

£17,313 - £18,918
Dundee
35 hours per week
Temporary post for 9 months

The Scottish Social Services Council (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.

Due to a number of internal promotions and organisational growth, we are recruiting additional staff to join our Fitness to Practise Business Support Team. We’re looking for someone with a great attitude who is willing to work as part of a team. You must be able to demonstrate outstanding customer service and organisational skills, enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring our customers receive the best quality service.

As part of our team, you will work with Solicitors and Fitness to Practise Investigators who are investigating allegations made against individuals working in the social care sector.

The successful candidate will support this work by carrying out a range of administrative and clerical support duties which are outlined in the job description.  You must be able to maintain impeccable standards of confidentiality and be able to demonstrate that you can take responsibility for planning and prioritising your own workload to make sure standards of quality and deadlines are met. Competent knowledge of Microsoft packages and proficiency in keyboard skills are essential for this role.

In return, we offer a wide range of employee benefits.

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

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

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 7 May 2018 quoting ’Business Support Assistant’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page. 

Interviews will be held the on 15 and 16 May 2018.

Fitness to Practise Investigator

£30,177-£33,342

35 hours per week

Permanent

Dundee

We are looking to recruit full time Fitness to Practise Investigators to work in our Fitness to Practise team.

Working in a busy investigation team you will:

  • plan and carry out investigations into social service workers
  • take statements from witnesses
  • obtain documentary evidence
  • carry out risk assessments on information you receive
  • make decisions on whether to take formal action
  • make recommendations about formal action
  • be responsible for your own caseload
  • liaise with third parties to obtain information including employers, courts, police, Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service and other regulatory bodies
  • work closely with professional colleagues including solicitors and qualified social service workers.

You must have:

  • skills in investigating and assessing information
  • effective writing skills which include an attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • experience of taking statements
  • experience of dealing with complaints
  • an ability to manage a busy caseload and work effectively as part of a team
  • well developed and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

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

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

You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

To apply, please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Friday 4 May 2018 quoting ‘Fitness to Practise Investigator’ as the email subject.  

 

£22104 - £24105
35 hours per week

Permanent

Dundee                             

As part of the Scottish Social Services Council’s Fitness to Practise Department you will line manage and supervise a team of Investigation Assistants who provide support to case holding staff investigating concerns about social service workers.

You will:

  • supervise Investigation Assistants
  • monitor workflow and identify trends in work
  • provide training
  • assist colleagues to carry out investigations
  • take and request information over the phone
  • draft letters
  • assist with preparing papers for panels and court pleadings
  • communicate with registrants, other bodies and other case holders in writing and over the telephone.

You must:

  • have supervision experience including dealing with difficult conversations, developing staff and managing performance
  • have skills in investigation and analysis of information
  • be able to manage a busy workload
  • work effectively as part of a team and as a manager
  • be a confident, personable communicator with excellent written skills and ability
  • be able to work on your own initiative
  • be accurate, with an eye for detail
  • enjoy working within a team as well as independently
  • have experience of working with a database/case management system.

We offer an excellent reward package including flexible working, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, employee assistance programme and opportunities for continuing education and professional development. 

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

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

You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

To apply, please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Wednesday 9 May 2018 quoting ‘Senior Investigation Assistant’ as the email subject.  

Interviews are likely to be held the weeks beginning 21 or 28 May. 

35 hours per week
Dundee
Permanent
£39,684-£43,887

The SSSC has responsibility for the regulation of the social service workforce in Scotland and the promotion of education and training.  The SSSC is also a partner in the sector skills council, Skills for Care and Development. We have a permanent post for an Adviser to work within our Learning and Development team.

As a Learning and Development Adviser you are likely to be asked to have a diverse range of duties. This adds to the challenge of the role but also makes the job interesting and varied.  We are looking for an exceptional individual who thrives on challenge and is versatile enough to be able to change direction and move into a wide range of work areas swiftly and effectively. As a member of the Learning and Development team you will contribute to the formulation, development and delivery of our Corporate Plan.

The job sits within the qualification and standards section and will require the post holder to lead on specified activities related to UK and non-UK qualifications and standards work. A clear understanding of occupational standards and qualification frameworks is necessary for this.

More information can be found in the job description and person specification.

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

You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Thursday 26 April 2018 quoting ‘Learning and Development Adviser – Qualifications and Standards’ as the email subject.

Interviews for these posts will be held on Friday 11 May 2018.

Video Production Intern
£16,902 per annum
35 hours per week
Dundee
Temporary for six months

The Scottish Social Services Council (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. Where people fall below the standards of practice and conduct we can investigate and take action.

We are seeking a paid internship for six months to work in our Digital Learning team. Reporting to the Learning and Development Manager (Digital Learning), the successful applicant will gain invaluable experience in a design and development environment. They will have opportunities to apply their skills on real-world projects with a national and international audience.

Graduate students with skills in all aspects of video production, including shooting, editing and preparation of video for distribution are encouraged to apply. Experience of using Adobe After Effects for motion graphics would be an asset though not essential.

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

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

For an informal discussion about the above post, please contact Keith Quinn, Learning and Development Manager on tel: 07468702562.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Friday 4 May 2018 quoting ‘Video Production Intern’ as the email subject. Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page.

Interviews will be held week beginning 14 May 2018.