We are looking for people to Chair our Fitness to Practise Panel hearings. This important role contributes to the work of the SSSC, which is responsible for protecting and enhancing the safety and welfare of people who use social services and maintaining public confidence in the social service workforce.

As chair, you will take part in hearings and make decisions about workers’ fitness to practise. You will provide legal advice and chair the hearings to make sure the hearings are both legally compliant and fair. You will be expected to apply the Nine Principles of Public Life to your work.

To be eligible for this role you must currently be practising as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland and have extensive litigation experience in regulatory, civil or criminal law. You must also have practised as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland for a period of at least seven years.

Hearings are held at our offices in Dundee. Chairs will be paid a daily rate of £600.

The time commitment varies depending on the number of hearings and the number and availability of chairs. Chairs need to be available for between 15 and 30 days each year. The appointment is for a period of three years with a potential for extension for up to a further two years.

Download the job description and person specification.

Send your completed application form, self declaration form and equalities monitoring form to panelmemberrecruitment@sssc.uk.com by Sunday 17 September 2017.

Interviews and assessments will take place during the week of 16 October 2017. Mandatory training courses will run on 20-21 November 2017.

Hard copies of the application forms can be sent to:

Panel Member Recruitment 
Corporate Governance and Hearings 
Scottish Social Services Council 
Compass House 
11 Riverside Drive 

For more information, please telephone 01382 207149.