Trainee Solicitor – Scottish Social Services Council

Trainee Solicitor

£19,488 - increasing to £22,464 on satisfactory completion of one year’s post diploma experience.

35 hours per week

Fixed term contract for two years


We are looking to recruit trainee solicitors to support our Fitness to Practise department in investigating allegations that may affect the fitness to practise of registered social service workers. As part of a busy investigation team, you’ll work closely with solicitors and investigators, plan and conduct investigations, take statements, provide legal advice and conduct Fitness to Practise Panel hearings.

As part of this traineeship you must be a graduate in Scots Law holding a valid Diploma in Legal Practice and be eligible to obtain an Entrance Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland or be due to complete your Diploma in Legal Practice and become eligible to apply for an Entrance Certificate within six months of starting the post. You will be expected to enter into a training contract with us and the Law Society of Scotland.

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

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Please send your completed application form to by 8am on Monday 3 June 2019 quoting ‘Trainee Solicitor’ as the email subject. The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form are available on our website.

Interviews are expected to be held during the weeks commencing 10 June and 17 June.