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35 hour per week
Temporary for 12 months

A temporary vacancy has arisen within our Fitness to Practise department for a Manager of the Intake and Engagement Team. 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the Fitness to Practise process and work with the sector.

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. There are over 200,000 people employed in social services in Scotland and over 100,000 of these people are registered with the SSSC. 

The Intake and Engagement Team play a pivotal role within the Fitness to Practise department.  The Intake and Engagement Team make decisions about what cases to investigate and whether the case is serious enough to seek a temporary order. The team is comprised of staff with social services experience and provides an important internal resource in providing advice and training. Additionally, the team provide a critical link to the workforce with regular engagement activity. 

You will:

  • have social services or legal experience
  • be able to work within a defined framework and have experience of making complex risk based decisions.
  • maintain excellent customer service standards
  • have influence with internal and external stakeholders
  • take a key role in developing and delivering projects
  • be able to deal with a variety of competing deadlines and manage your time accordingly
  • have a flexible and proactive approach to doing work
  • have an excellent track record of identifying areas for improvement and implementing change
  • have excellent leadership and management skills
  • be able to inspire and motivate a team to work towards organisational goals.

What we can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to shape and influence the fitness to practise process and wider SSSC policy.
  • A chance to work with external stakeholders, shaping and influencing the SSSC’s relationship with the sector.
  • Experience in professional regulation – an interesting and growing area.
  • A place in a great team of staff from a variety of disciplines.
  • Opportunities for flexible working.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including progressive pay scale, generous annual leave entitlement, flexi-time, career average pension and cycle to work scheme.

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

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How to apply:

Please send your completed application form to by 5pm on Monday 20 August 2018 quoting ‘Fitness to Practise Manager – Intake and Engagement’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

Interviews will be held on 3-5 September 2018.  Please let know of any issues with your availability to interview during these dates.

35 hours per week

Working in a busy intake team you will:

  • hold your own caseload
  • carry out risk assessments on incoming referrals
  • carry out investigations and make recommendations and decisions into allegations about social service workers including investigating complaints from members of the public
  • provide sector expertise to case holders in the wider department
  • assist the team to deliver training to the department on sector related matters
  • liaise with external stakeholders in the sector including providing fitness to practise input at external events
  • provide advice and guidance to applicants, registrants, employers and the public about the role of the Fitness to Practise Department.

You must have:

  • direct knowledge and experience from working in social services
  • skills in investigation and assessment of information
  • effective report writing skills which include an attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • experience of carrying out risk assessments
  • 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 person specification.

Find more information about us here on our website and at and on Twitter @SSSCnews.

To apply, please send your completed application form to by 10am on Monday 20 August 2018 quoting ‘Intake and Engagement Officer’ as the email subject. Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page. Interviews are likely to take place the week commencing 3 September 2018.