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 

£28,980-£33,342
35 hours per week
One permanent position and two temporary positions
Dundee

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

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

Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page or find out more about us at facebook.com/thesssc and Twitter @SSSCnews

To apply, please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Wednesday 13 December 2017 quoting ‘Fitness to Practise Investigator’ as the email subject.  Please state which post – permanent, temporary or both – you wish to apply for when submitting your application.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 18 December 2018 – please state when you are submitting your application any dates you would not be available to attend for interview.

£21.5k - £24k
35 hours per week
Permanent
Dundee                   

As part of the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) Corporate Governance and Hearings Department you will support the Information Governance Co-ordinator.

You will:

  • make sure the SSSC is complaint with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations
  • investigate potential data breaches
  • assist with responses to statutory requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
  • carry out audits in relation to data security procedures
  • assist with the review of data protection policies and procedures
  • help with the preparation, implementation and review of annual information governance training and online data protection and records management training
  • assist with the preparation and drafting of reports
  • attend seminars, conferences and workshops on data protection/freedom of information
  • assist in developing organisation understanding of data protection/freedom of information.

You must:

  • have an awareness of the high importance of confidentiality
  • be able to manage a busy workload
  • work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative
  • be a confident, personable communicator with excellent written skills and ability
  • be accurate, with an eye for detail
  • have experience of working with Microsoft Office suite including Word and Outlook.

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 Twitter @SSSCnews.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on Monday 8 January 2018 quoting ’Information Governance Officer’ as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications

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

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

We have a great opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and experience to join our Fitness to Practice Department in our Dundee riverside offices. We are currently seeking a Senior Intake and Engagement Officer on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your knowledge and learning from the sector with the regulator. We are looking for someone with current knowledge and experience of statutory childcare duties to join the Intake and Engagement Team where they will play a crucial role in assessing risk, investigating and advising colleagues on sector related matters in our casework and raising stakeholder awareness and understanding of the Fitness to Practise Department’s work.

Our work makes a real difference to the people of Scotland. Our role is crucial in making sure that we have a skilled social service workforce that members of the public and people who use services can have trust and confidence in. By doing this we protect the public.

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
  • 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 advice at external events
  • provide advice and guidance to applicants, registrants, employers and the public about the Fitness to Practise Department’s role on 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/ mentoring 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 within the social services sector
  • skills in investigating and assessing information
  • effective report writing skills including 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 Twitter @SSSCnews.

Please send your completed application form to recruitment@sssc.uk.com by 10am on 15 December 2017 quoting Senior Intake and Engagement Officer as the email subject. You’ll find the application form in the related publications.

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

We are looking to recruit two permanent solicitors 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 Friday 5 January 2018 quoting ‘Solicitor’ as the email subject. Interviews will be held the week of 15 January 2018. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page. 

Fixed term contract for two years
35 hours per week
£18,000 per annum increasing to £21,500 on satisfactory completion of one year’s post diploma experience.

As part of this traineeship you must be a graduate in Scots Law holding a valid Diploma in Legal Practice and be eligible to obtain an Entrance Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland or be due to complete your Diploma in Legal Practice and become eligible to apply for an Entrance Certificate within six months from starting the post.  You will be expected to enter into a training contract with us and the Law Society of Scotland.

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 Friday 5 January 2018 quoting ‘Trainee Solicitor’ as the email subject.  Interviews will be held the week of 15 January 2018.

Application forms are available in the related publications section of this page.