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Would you like to work with us?

Scottish Ministers wish to fill four SSSC Council Member positions.

Our Council has 10 members, including the Convener, who come from a variety of backgrounds and must include SSSC registrants and users of care services.

Have you got what we need?

We’d be delighted to hear from you if you can:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the social service environment in Scotland
  • understand strategic planning and managing change
  • analyse and review complex issues
  • work effectively as part of a team with effective communication and interpersonal skills.

You do not need to have any board experience for these posts.

What the role involves

The Council has corporate responsibility for ensuring the SSSC fulfils the aims and objectives set by Scottish Ministers and promotes the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the organisation. The Council provides challenge, support, strategic leadership and direction which focuses on agreed outcomes. As a member you will work with the Convener, Chief Executive and other members to discharge the functions of the Council, which include:

  • establishing the overall strategic direction of the SSSC, within the policy, planning and resources framework agreed with Scottish Ministers
  • determining the allocation of resources to address these priorities
  • ensuring the implementation of Council decisions and strategies
  • overseeing the performance management of the Council’s activities and achievements of its aims.

Watch this video where Audrey Cowie and Paul Dumbleton talk about their time as SSSC Council Members.

Find out more about the role, read the information pack which includes the job description and person specification and apply here.

The closing date is 14 June 2019.

Interviews will take place on 13, 14 and 15 August in Edinburgh.