The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training.
Our role is to raise standards of practice, strengthen and support the workforce and increase the protection of people who use services. Our vision is a competent, confident workforce, capable of delivering high quality services that has the confidence of the public, those who use services and their carers. We put service users and carers at the centre of everything we do.
We have an opportunity for a Workforce Development Adviser – Learning Technology, within a wide-ranging, strategic team. The work of the Workforce Development team is broad and brings together professionals from varied backgrounds to contribute to the Scottish Social Service Council’s (SSSC’s) work in leadership and development of the social services sector in Scotland.
More information on the Workforce Development team is available here.
We are looking for someone who can:
- use their knowledge of learning technology and mobile learning solutions to support the learning strategy of the workforce in Scotland
- support the development of a new learning strategy for the social services workforce in Scotland
- contribute to and take lead responsibility for projects that enhance learning and skills development within the workforce
- promote the range of workforce tools that the SSSC has developed to support the social services workforce in Scotland such as, Step into Leadership and the Workforce Solutions Portal
- network with a wide range of partners and stakeholders at all levels including Higher Education Institutions, Scotland’s Colleges, professional and representative bodies, sector skills councils and employers
- demonstrate effective communication, negotiating and influencing skills.
You will also:
- have a clear understanding of service operational demands and the workforce development needs of employers
- shape and influence the learning requirements and workforce development within the social services sector at both a UK and Scotland national level
- have a clear understanding of the Scottish qualification system and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework SCQF.
- have an understanding of how standards, such as National Occupational Standards support learning and development
- be aware of a range of policy developments in the children and young people’s workforce and of integration and self-directed support that are affecting the social services sector in Scotland
- have a sound knowledge of the political, policy and social environment in which the SSSC operates
- hold a recognised degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant professional field.
If eligible, you should be registered with the SSSC or another appropriate professional body. Although based in Dundee, this role involves regular travel to other parts of Scotland.
Further information is available from the job description and person specification. To apply please complete the application form which is available via the links to the right.
Application forms must be returned to email@example.com by 10am on Monday 5 May 2014.
More info at http://www.sssc.uk.com/Current-vacancies/workforce-development-adviser-learning-technology.html
Entry added by Jon Bolton
- Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:40 PM
Last updated - Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:47 PM