35 hours per week


We are looking to recruit two permanent solicitors to join our Fitness to Practise department.

Working within a busy team you will:

  • investigate allegations about social service workers
  • assess evidence
  • carry out risk assessments and make decisions on them
  • conduct contentious Fitness to Practise hearings involving the leading of evidence and legal debates
  • conduct sheriff court appeals
  • draft written pleadings or equivalent
  • provide legal advice on the power, duties, procedures and responsibilities of the SSSC.

You must have:

  • eligibility to hold a full Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland
  • experience of court, tribunal or regulatory appearance work
  • experience of interviewing witnesses and taking statements
  • experience of assessing or advising on risk
  • experience of assimilating, assessing and distilling complex and lengthy information.

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

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Please send your completed application form to us by 10am on Friday 5 January 2018 quoting ‘Solicitor’ as the email subject. Interviews will be held the week of 15 January 2018.

Application Details

Closing date:

Scottish Social Services Council
Compass House,
11 Riverside Drive,

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