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£32,979 - £36,438 
35 hours per week
Based in Dundee, but remote working may be possible


The role

Are you interested in developing your skills and gaining experience working in policy? If you have an enquiring mind, can interpret complex information and have excellent report writing skills, we would love to hear from you.

The role will help us demonstrate our impact by producing reports that set out how we deliver our statutory duties.

You will help us influence emerging policy and legislation by working with senior managers to draft consultation responses. You will support staff across the business by producing briefings.

You will contribute to our ongoing improvement as an EFQM assessor and be critical in the development and implementation of corporate policies and plans such as equalities, diversity and inclusion.

About you

We are looking for someone with:
  • an ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret volumes of information and identify key findings, implications and actions
  • an understanding of policy, equality and performance activity and an ability to identify their implications for SSSC
  • excellent communication skills, including report writing.
Who we are

We are the independent regulator for social service workers 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.

Why work for us

We offer a generous benefits package including flexible working, the latest IT equipment, local government pension scheme and up to 43 days holiday (dependent on service).

Our office is in Dundee, but during the COVID-19 pandemic this role is home based until there is no longer a requirement to physically distance. We actively encourage remote working and would support a less office-based format even after restrictions are lifted. We are developing our home working policy and we are happy to discuss individual arrangements and consider full home working as an option depending on job requirements and meeting the eligibility criteria as determined by the new policy.

How to apply

You’ll find more information in the job profile and person specification.
Find out more about us here on our website and on and Twitter @SSSCNews.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Neil Macleod, Policy and Intelligence Manager, by email at

Please send your completed application form and our equalities monitoring form to by 8am on Monday 10 August 2020 quoting ‘Policy Analyst’ as the email subject. 

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place week beginning 24 August 2020.

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