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Compass House, DD1 4NY
£42,528.00 - £47,034.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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About the role 

We are recruiting a Workforce Planner within our Development and Innovation directorate on a permanent basis. You will play a key role in progressing the national workforce planning agenda rising from a range of policy and legislative work streams. 

Working in a busy team you will: 

  • contribute to the development of workforce planning guidance and resources for partners 
  • work closely with the Head of Workforce Planning to support workforce scenario planning for key staff groups across the social service workforce 
  • promote the work of the SSSC 
  • contribute to mapping the workforce in Scotland and forecasting future demand and skills needs. 

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 

  • A degree or equivalent. 
  • Previous experience in a workforce planning role or within a human resources, strategic planning or organisational development function. 
  • Knowledge of a range of workforce planning tools. 
  • Experience of reviewing and presenting workforce information. 
  • An appreciation of the political landscape in Scotland. 
  • An understanding of policy and legislative developments in Scotland and how they impact the social services workforce. 
  • Working knowledge of social services. 

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 on our website.

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

To apply, please complete the online application form by 8am on Monday 8 March 2021. 

We expect to hold interviews which will include a presentation on 24 March 2021 and 26 March 2021.