Our modern offices offer fully equipped kitchens, free onsite parking and relaxing breakout areas. We overlook the River Tay at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. We are close to the new railway station and bus links. Dundee City Centre is a short five-minute walk from the office where there is a large selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
We have all been the new person at one time and we know how important it is to feel welcome and get the induction you deserve. Our induction programme will teach you all you need to know and introduce you to colleagues from across all departments.
We believe that having the right work/life balance is a priority and have policies in place to deliver that for all our staff. We offer enhanced maternity support and adoption pay. We have recently been recognised as a ‘Carer Positive’ employer which means our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities has been recognised by the Scottish Government.
Flexible working can help employees with their work life balance, but it can also benefit the organisation. Under the flexible working policy employees may apply for a range of varied working contracts and working patterns. For example, condensed hours or reduced hours. A flexible working scheme is in place for all employees.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all our staff are currently working from home. The change to homeworking has been a huge success for us and we are now reviewing our home working guidance to allow staff to work from home on a more permanent basis dependent on their role – that means you could live anywhere and still work for the SSSC.
We offer competitive salaries for each job role. Each salary scale has incremental steps of 2% progression to the top of the pay band and is reviewed annually. New entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. We’re committed to paying the Scottish Living Wage and are an accredited living wage employer.
We offer a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 38 days a year dependent on your length of service. We also have five fixed public holidays when our offices are closed for St Andrews Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and the first two working days of the new year.
|Length of service on 1 April||Annual leave entitlement in hours for a 35 hour WTE|
|Less than 1 year||231*|
* + 35 hours fixed public holiday entitlement
We are committed to partnership working with our recognised trade union, UNISON. Our Partnership Agreement supports a process of collective bargaining. This allows us to work collaboratively to develop, agree and review our working culture through human resources policies, terms and conditions of service and organisational development initiatives.
We offer a defined benefit pension scheme on a career average basis. Members build up a pension at a rate of 1/49th of the pensionable pay received in that scheme year. Employee contributions vary between 5.5% and 12% dependent on earnings and
we match this with a 17% employer contribution.
The scheme is administered on our behalf by the Tayside Pension Fund where you will find full details of the scheme and how benefits are calculated.
Should you become ill or be unable to work due to an injury we will continue to pay sick pay for authorised periods of absence dependent on your level of service allowing you to focus on getting better.
My lifestyle provides our cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes along with discounts to a huge range of retailers including supermarkets, restaurants, holiday operators, cinemas and much more. We offer corporate gym memberships, and all staff can claim a financial contribution of up to £70 towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses.
Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all employees. It is an integrated online and offline personal support programme that gives staff unlimited access to a range of specialist support and information including health worries, financial advice and family care.
We are committed to the development and learning of all our staff and offer a continuing education policy supporting higher, further and vocational education and other recognised learning activities for all our staff. All our staff have a six monthly development discussion with their line managers, giving an opportunity to discuss your progression, your successes, your learning and development needs and your career aspirations and how we can support you to achieve these.
With a talented team of 300 staff we pride ourselves on making the SSSC a great place to work.
We have four directorates that carry out our statutory and workforce development role and provide support functions.
In everything we do, we believe the people of Scotland have the right to be safe when accessing social care services.