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14 Jul 2022

Understanding refugee employment for social service employers

We are delighted to announce we are working with the Scottish Refugee Council to deliver sessions for social service employers to help you understand more about recruiting refugees, the different terminology,  challenges they face and how you as an employer can better support them.

Careers in care Employers Social service workforce Your learning

15 Jun 2022

Update on the Social Care Worker Death in Service Scheme

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated social care workers have provided critical and invaluable support to individuals across Scotland. In recognition of the vital contribution of social care workers, on 30 July 2020 Scottish Ministers published details of the social care worker death in service payment scheme.

Social service workforce Employers

17 Jan 2022

Recruiting overseas workers - UK Home Office sessions

With care workers being added to the shortage occupation list from mid-February, the Home Office is delivering two events on 21 and 25 January 2022 to provide an overview of the points-based system, the routes available for the care sector and how to become a sponsor.

Employers

14 Dec 2021

Make sure that cyber security is top of your Christmas list

At this time of year, some organisations will start to close, while others may be running with reduced staff which can make organisations vulnerable to online attacks.

Employers

08 Nov 2021

Free job adverts for adult social care recruitment campaign

Employers will be able to advertise vacancies for free on myjobscotland until March next year as part of the Scottish Government’s adult social care recruitment campaign ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’. 

Employers

04 Oct 2021

Prioritising Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) applications

Disclosure Scotland is continuing to prioritise applications for COVID-19 response workers and now also for care home and care at home services, even where the role does not fit the COVID-19 response worker criteria. 

Employers

03 Jun 2021

Kickstart job creation scheme for 16-24 year-olds – help for employers

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16-24 year-olds on Universal Credit.

Careers in care Employers

08 Dec 2020

Staff vacancies in care services 2019

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services.

Workforce data Employers Careers in care

08 Dec 2020

Supporting Scotland’s Young Person's Guarantee in social services

We’re supporting the Young Person's Guarantee which was launched by Scottish Government in November. This new initiative will make sure every young person who is at risk of unemployment has access to a job, apprenticeship, education or training opportunity. 

Careers in care Social service workforce Employers

20 Nov 2020

Do you endorse SSSC registration applications?

We have made some changes to the endorsement page of MySSSC to make sure the information provided on applications is as accurate as possible.

SSSC registration Employers

08 Oct 2020

The way you hire people from the EU is changing

From 1 January 2021 the UK will introduce a new points-based immigration system which will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. Anyone coming to the UK to work, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.

Employers

24 Feb 2020

New modern apprenticeship resource

Do you have an apprentice or are you thinking about employing an apprentice? 

Your learning Employers