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Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, DD1 4NY
£24,519.00 - £26,349.00 per year fte (pro-rata)
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Hearings Officer 

£24,519 - £26,349 FTE 

17.5 hours per week (average) 

Temporary (until 31 March 2022) 



About the role

As part of the Hearings Department, you will support and provide a full service to SSSC hearings held under the SSSC Fitness to Practise Rules (the Rules). You will also provide support to the wider functions of the department. This is a temporary post until 31 March 2022.  

You will: 

  • provide clerking services to fitness to practise hearings (in person and remotely via video link) 
  • make sure the hearings run smoothly and in line with the Rules 
  • attend, support and organise case management meetings by issuing papers, recording and issuing decisions and directions 
  • provide support for hearings including scheduling and collecting, checking and sending out documents to the relevant people 
  • manage postponement requests by liaising with the relevant people and the panel chair 
  • support people (eg workers, their supporters and witnesses) who are attending hearings, for example by providing practical assistance, explaining the process and directing them to the Rules and hearing information 
  • carry out the above work using our case management system 
  • liaise with panel members, solicitors and others involved in the process. 

As this role is on a job share basis, we require the post holder to alternate between the following work patterns: 

  • Week 1 – Wednesday to Friday – 7 hours per day 
  • Week 2 – Thursday and Friday – 7 hours per day 

Who we are  

We are the independent regulator for social service workers in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. 

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.  


What you need to succeed 

You must demonstrate that you: 

  • have experience in organising meetings, including preparing agendas, reports and minutes 
  • can manage a busy workload and respond to complex instructions 
  • have effective administrative, organisational and time management skills 
  • can work on your own initiative  
  • are accurate, with an eye for detail 
  • enjoy working in a team as well as independently. 


Why work for us  

We are an ambitious, enthusiastic and supportive organisation. With around 300 employees, you can really make an impact here. We offer a generous salary, flexible working arrangements, a full range of benefits, local government pension scheme and up to 43 days holiday (dependent on service). 

Our office is in Dundee, but during COVID-19 this role is home based until there is no longer a requirement to physically distance. We actively encourage remote working and would support a less office-based format even after restrictions are lifted. We are developing our agile working policy and we are happy to discuss individual arrangements and consider agile working as an option depending on job requirements (such as attendance at the office for hearings, training events and meetings etc) and meeting the eligibility criteria as determined by the new policy. We welcome applications from candidates outside Dundee and the surrounding areas. 


How to apply 

You’ll find more information in the job profile and person specification. 

Find more information about us here on our website and at and on Twitter @SSSCnews. 

To apply, please submit the completed online application and equal opportunities form by 8am on Monday 8 March 2021.  Interview dates to be confirmed.