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 up to six months full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. We also provide two weeks full pay for paternity leave. 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.
The SSSC has achieved Disability Confident Level 2 status (The Employer Award). We are continuing to take steps to help disabled people to fulfil their potential.
In practical terms this means, where a candidate is disabled and meets our essential criteria for a job they are eligible through the guaranteed interview scheme and would automatically be shortlisted for interview. It also means that we will plan for, and make reasonable adjustments to, the assessment and interview process – for example, small things such as allowing candidates to complete a written test using a computer or by giving more time can make a big difference. And amongst other level 2 commitments, make sure that people involved in the interviewing process understand the Disability Confident commitment and know how to offer and make adjustments.
Further information about the Disability Confident Award is available from their website.
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.
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.
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.
We are proud to recently achieve Gold for Investors in People. This award clearly shows our commitment to our staff and the dedication of everyone who works here and the values that drive us to ensure social work, social care and early years services in Scotland are provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. Read more about the award here.
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The SSSC People Strategy 2021-2024 sets out the ambition for our people and our organisation.Download the People Strategy
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.
We are proud of our recruitment process and take care to gather the necessary documentation and meet all legal and policy obligations.