Could you help us protect the public?

We are looking for people to join the independent panels that hear our fitness to practise cases.

People who currently work in social services and register with us and also people who haven’t worked in social services or been involved in representing social service workers before can apply to be panel members.

Joining our Fitness to Practise Panels means you will take part in hearings and help us make decisions about the suitability of social service workers’ fitness to practise.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in ensuring high standards in social services and for those with an interest in tribunal or regulatory work.

You will be expected to apply the Nine Principles of Public Life to your work. The hearings are at our offices in Dundee. We pay panel members a daily fee of £175 per day and subsistence. The average time commitment for panel members last year was 12 days, however this is flexible and we can discuss this at interview. Find out if you’re suitable and how to apply below.

The lay member role description and person specification is for people who haven’t worked in social services or represented social service workers.

The social service member role description and person specification is for people working in social services and on our Register.

To apply send your completed Fitness to Practise Panel Member application formSelf-Declaration Form and Equalities Monitoring Form to by Monday 5 June 2017.

Interviews and assessments will take place during the week of 21 August 2017. Mandatory training courses will run on 20-22 November 2017.

If you’d rather send a printed application form please send it to:

Panel Member Recruitment
Corporate Governance and Hearings
Scottish Social Services Council
Compass House
11 Riverside Drive

For more information, please phone 01382 207149.

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