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Working at the SSSC

We are the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland.

Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social work, social care and children and young people services being provided by a trusted, skilled, confident and valued workforce. Through our work, we protect people who use social services and strengthen the professionalism of the workforce.

We have a team of approximately 300 talented staff working across our four directorates.

Across the organisation we have great career opportunities for many different roles including solicitors, accountants, investigation assistants, registration assistants, learning and development advisers, intelligence and data specialists, IT support, communications experts, business support and team leaders and managers.

Working at the SSSC will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to the social services sector in Scotland. If you think you have got what it takes to join our talented team, we would love to hear from you.

These posts are excepted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you have any queries or want to register your interest ahead of submitting your application please contact HR on

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We value, celebrate and fully embrace the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion for everyone. We want to increase the diversity of our workforce and make sure that it better reflects the sector that we serve.


Latest vacancies

Intelligence Analyst


Working at the SSSC – Supporting our young workforce

'Working at the SSSC gives you the opportunity to make a real difference.'

We are proud to support great career opportunities for young people. Hear some of our younger staff talk about the roles they do, their career paths so far and their insights into what it’s like to work for us in this short video.



Why work for us?

With a talented team of 300 staff we pride ourselves on making the SSSC a great place to work.

Our directorates

We have four directorates that carry out our statutory and workforce development role and provide support functions.

Our values

In everything we do, we believe the people of Scotland have the right to be safe when accessing social care services.

Our recruitment process

We are proud of our recruitment process and take care to gather the necessary documentation and meet all legal and policy obligations.