£40,608 - £43,962 
35 hours per week
Temporary until 31 March 2024
Dundee (Agile working)

About the role

We are seeking a skilled Business Analyst to join our team in the Regulation Directorate of the SSSC. With around 250 staff working across the directorate we strive to make sure we business value is being delivered.
The Business Analyst will be responsible for analysing business processes across our regulatory function and identifying areas of improvement. They will work with our Systems Development team and other colleagues across the organisation to design, develop and implement change to maximise our resources, reduce risk and promote consistency.

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 work, social care and early years services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.

We protect the public by registering social work, social care and early years 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. 

What you need to succeed

  • Professional qualification in relevant subject or 3+ years of experience in business analysis.
  • Training in Lean or Six Sigma or similar methodologies to improve business processes
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and resolve problems and identify and improve business processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to follow project management methodology and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to facilitate business mapping processes with key internal stakeholders

If you are a results-driven individual with a passion for identifying business opportunities and creating solutions then we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity

Why work for us 

We are an ambitious, enthusiastic and supportive organisation. With around 300 employees, you can really make an impact here. We offer a generous salary, flexible working arrangements, a full range of benefits, local government pension scheme and up to 43 days holiday (dependent on service). Please note new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.

You can find out more about the benefits of working here on our website. 

We are adopting agile working to maximise the benefits for the SSSC to meet our business needs and to improve the service we provide to our customers.

Agile working presents many opportunities for you and for SSSC as an employer. Agile working gives you more choice over deciding how, when and where you work best in a way that balances your needs and those of our customers, our staff and ourselves. It’s about giving you more choice about how you do the right work, in the right place, at the right time.  Agile working arrangements (also known as hybrid working, remote working, blended working or split-working arrangements or patterns) allow you to arrange your work time and work location in the most appropriate way for a given activity. This includes working in an office, at home or at another remote location. Where, when and how you choose to work may depend on the task you are doing and the kind of role you have. Please discuss this during an informal chat prior to interview or if you are shortlisted, at interview. 
It is our intention to make agile working the default working practice wherever we can. However, we know that agile working is not for everyone and will provide office accommodation where required.
All applicants must live in Scotland and will be expected to attend the SSSC office from time to time as required.

Living in Dundee 

Scotland’s sunniest city, Dundee is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design and made Lonely Planet’s top 10 European hotspots in 2018 for its growing cultural scene and the transformation of the city’s historic waterfront. Dundee also made the National Geographic 2019 ‘must see cool list’.

Our offices are on the banks of the River Tay, right at the heart of the redesigned waterfront, close to the railway station and bus links and on the Green Circular cycle path, which goes right around the city.

We are next door to the new V&A Dundee and Captain Scott’s famous ship, RRS Discovery, built here in 1900. The city is a great shopping destination, surrounded by many eateries and bars. It is also rich in scenery with lovely beaches and parks. 

We believe that the SSSC and Dundee offer a great place to begin or expand your career.

How to apply

You’ll find more information in the job profile and person specification.

Find more information about us here on our website and on, Twitter @SSSCNews, Instagram @SSSCNews and LinkedIn @Scottish Social Services Council.

To apply, please complete the online application form by 8.00am on Monday 19 June 2023. We expect to hold interviews during weeks commencing 26 June 2023 and 3 July 2023.