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 

£33,342 - £38,301
35 hours per week
Permanent

We are looking to recruit a permanent solicitor to join our Fitness to Practise department. 

Working within a busy team you will:

  • investigate allegations about social service workers
  • assess evidence
  • carry out risk assessments and make decisions on them
  • conduct contentious Fitness to Practise hearings involving the leading of evidence and legal debates
  • conduct sheriff court appeals
  • draft written pleadings or equivalent
  • provide legal advice on the power, duties, procedures and responsibilities of the SSSC.

You must have:

  • eligibility to hold a full Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland
  • experience of court, tribunal or regulatory appearance work
  • experience of interviewing witnesses and taking statements
  • experience of assessing or advising on risk
  • experience of assimilating, assessing and distilling complex and lengthy information.

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 on Twitter @SSSCnews.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 28 August 2017 quoting ‘Solicitor’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.   

Interviews are likely to be held in the first week of September.

£28,980-£33,342
35 hours per week
1 x permanent position
1 x temporary position (9-12 months fixed maternity cover)

We are looking to recruit full time Fitness to Practise Investigators to work in our Fitness to Practise team. There is one permanent position available and one temporary position available for a period of 9-12 months to cover maternity leave.

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 person specification.

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

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 28 August quoting ‘Fitness to Practise Investigator’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.

Please state which post – permanent, temporary or both – you wish to apply for when submitting your application.

£37,548-£43,887
35 hours per week
Permanent

Working in a busy intake team you will:

  • work as part of a duty system as well as holding your own caseload
  • carry out risk assessments on incoming referrals
  • carry out investigations and make recommendations and decisions into allegations about social service workers in complicated practice-failings cases
  • supervise team members and support continuing development
  • 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, what we can investigate and how to make a referral
  • assist in the development of relevant policy and team based corporate projects.

You must have:

  • experience of managing others
  • the ability to work at a senior level with minimum supervision
  • direct knowledge and experience from working in social services
  • understanding of expected standards in social services work
  • skills in investigating and assessing 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
  • experience of public speaking
  • 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 out more about us here on our website and at facebook.com/thesssc and on Twitter @SSSCnews.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 28 August quoting ‘Senior Intake and Engagement Officer’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.