£40,608 - £43,962 
35 hours per week
Our office is based in Dundee however working location is flexible

About the role 

A vacancy for a solicitor post has arisen within our Legal and Corporate Governance (LCG) Department.  

Our LCG solicitors provide in-house legal advice to the SSSC on a variety of legal areas and work closely with colleagues from all departments across the organisation. Joining the Legal team offers a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment, become involved in organisational wide projects and understand how the SSSC and public bodies generally operate.  

We welcome applications from both qualified solicitors and trainee solicitors who are nearing the end of their traineeship.  


Who we are  

We are the independent regulator for the social work, social care and children and young people workforce in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on these services being provided by a trusted, skilled, confident and valued workforce. 

We protect the public by registering this workforce, 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 

  • Experience of providing legal advice to clients and working to achieve effective outcomes. 
  • A positive, motivated and ambitious approach.  
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment. 
  • Comfortable with a variety of competing deadlines and can manage your time accordingly. 
  • Flexible and proactive approach to work.  


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).  

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

Our office is in Dundee and we have an agile working policy. We are a small team who enjoy working together regularly in the office but also support a less office-based format. We are happy to discuss individual arrangements and consider agile working, depending on job requirements (such as being in the office for training events and meetings etc).  


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.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Natalie Sutherland at to arrange a time. 

To apply, please complete the online application form by 8.00am on Monday 26 February 2024 quoting ‘Solicitor LCG’ as the email subject. We expect to hold interviews on 11 March 2024.