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Remuneration:£252 per day 

Location:Dundee City  

Closing date:17 May 2019 at midnight 


Scottish Ministers are looking to fill the position of Convener of the Council of  Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

SSSC is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland.  We protect the public by registering social service workers, 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.

About the Convener Role

As Convener you will provide strategic leadership and direction for the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and be directly accountable to Scottish Ministers for its efficient and effective delivery of agreed outcomes. The overall role of the Convener, along with the members, is to ensure the SSSC fulfils the aims and objectives set by Scottish Ministers. 

Essential Criteria

* Leadership

* Corporate Governance

* Knowledge of the social services sector and related fields such as service delivery, education (higher and further), training, health and public service reform

* Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

* Analysis and challenge

* Communication

This position attracts a remuneration rate of £252 per day and the Convener will be expected to give a commitment of a minimum of 2 days a week on council business, some of which may be in the evenings or weekends.  As Convener you will also sit as a member on the Board of the Care Inspectorate. This is likely to require a further time commitment of around 2 days per month.  

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 17 May 2019.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.  The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants.  The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process.  If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at public.appointments@gov.scot.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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