Help us keep standards of practise high in the social care workforce
As the regulator of the social care workforce in Wales, we register managers and workers and set standards that they must work to.
Now, we are looking to recruit members of the public to help make decisions on whether workers who register with us are fit to practise.
We are looking for people, including those who use care and support services or are carers, to sit on panels which:
- consider appeals from social care workers against decisions to refuse registration
- consider if registered social care workers who have been referred to us are fit to practise.
To be members of these panels, you need to be:
- comfortable and confident in using technology in various forms, particularly as most of the panels’ work is now conducted virtually
- able to work as part of a team in a collaborative and professional way
- happy to listen to the opinions of others and are confident to share their own views
- comfortable with formal, legal proceedings
- comfortable in reading and understanding sometimes complex and lengthy documents either on paper or electronically and come to a reasoned decision
- confident and comfortable to speak in public.
We are also looking for people to chair the panels
To be considered for the position of Chair, you would need to have all the qualities we look for from panel members, as well as being confident enough to:
Chair and lead a regulatory hearing:
- apply legal procedures and rules to lead a hearing
- read aloud in public
- work with legal advisers and contribute to legal discussions to make sure a hearing is fair.
We will provide training and support to help you with this work.
The appointment will be for four years initially and you will be paid a daily rate for each hearing you sit on plus travel and subsistence expenses.
We are looking for people who can be available at least six days a year.
Most of our hearings are held remotely via Zoom. We also have meeting rooms in our Cardiff and St Asaph offices and will use these appropriately, complying with the most up to date health and safety guidelines
At Social Care Wales, we are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We would welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people. There is a wide range of terminology for ethnicity and different groups and individuals may prefer different labels. Currently BAME is in wide use in Government publications. Welsh-speakers, disabled people and service users and carers are currently under-represented on our panels.
How to apply
Return your completed application form to email@example.com. For further information contact Elin Harris, Hearings Manager on 02920 780643 or by email at Elin.firstname.lastname@example.org.