Trainee Solicitors

£21,789 for first year, increasing to £24,765 in the second year

35 hours per week

Temporary for two years

Our office is in Dundee but exact working location is flexible

About the role

We are recruiting trainee solicitors to support our Fitness to Practise department to investigate allegations that may affect the fitness to practice of social service workers.

We are recruiting now for trainees to start in July 2022.

As part of a busy investigation team, you’ll work closely with solicitors, investigators and precognition assistants, plan and conduct investigations, take statements, provide legal advice and conduct Fitness to Practise Panel hearings in your second year.

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 work, social care and early years services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.

We protect the public by registering social work, social care and early years 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

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. You will be expected to enter into a training contract with us and the Law Society of Scotland.

Why work for us

We are a supportive organisation where we value the contribution each person makes and we are excellent at developing legal talent. You will be part of a team of over 50 legally qualified colleagues who will help you develop your legal and people skills. We have a flexible approach to how you work and have embraced the benefits of flexible working practices. We can offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • local government pension scheme
  • up to 43 days holiday year (dependent on service)
  • a full range of benefits
  • a supportive work environment
  • an ability to have a real say in when and where you will work
  • great digital systems
  • amazing colleagues with a range of experience to learn from.

You can find out more about the benefits of working here on our website.

Our office is in Dundee but, during COVID-19, this role is home based until we don’t need to physically distance. We encourage remote working and support a less office-based format even after restrictions are lifted. We are developing our agile working policy and are happy to discuss individual arrangements and consider agile working as an option, depending on job requirements (such as being in the office for training events and meetings etc) and meeting the eligibility criteria 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.

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

To apply, please complete the online application form by 8.00am on Monday 8 November 2021. Interview dates are to be confirmed.