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Our directorates

Leading the way

We deliver our work in a way that is customer focused and evidence driven, making the best use of available technology to provide a seamless service that is based on the intelligence we hold.

As a public sector body, we recognise the importance of best value services that are well-governed and effectively monitored. To do this we have four directorates that carry out our statutory and workforce development role and provide support functions.


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Maree Allison is our Director of Regulation.

Regulation brings together registration, fitness to practise and hearings as one unified process. The directorate is here to protect the public and the safety and welfare of people who use social services.


Workforce, Education and Standards

Laura Lamb is our Acting Director of Workforce, Education and Standards.

Our Workforce, Education and Standards team is split into two key functions. The Education and Standards team support the social service workforce in qualifications, leadership and digital learning. Workforce Policy and Planning supports the sustainability of health and social care working closely with Scottish Government, COSLA and senior leaders in the social service sector.



Strategy and Performance

Laura Shepherd is our Director of Strategy and Performance.

Our Strategy and Performance Directorate leads the development, implementation and communication of our strategy by positioning the organisation to achieve maximum impact and excellence. Within this directorate we have our Digital Services, Performance and Improvement and Communications teams.


Finance and Resources

Lynn Murray is our Interim Director of Finance and Resources.

Finance and Resources is made up of HR, Finance and Estates, Health and Safety, a service we share with the Care Inspectorate, and our own Legal and Corporate Governance team.



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.