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We’re looking for social care panel members

Location: All Wales
Salary: Daily payment for each hearing / Taliad dyddiol am bob gwrandawiad
Closing date: Friday 18 December 2020
Closing time: 24:00

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 people who are registered with us and work in social care, people who are not currently registered with us but have direct knowledge and experience of the social care profession to help make decisions on whether workers who register with us are fit to practise.

In this role, you will:

  • 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 on these panels, you need to be:

  • currently working in social care, registered with us, or have direct knowledge and experience of the profession
  • confident and comfortable in drawing on your social care background and experience to inform the panel’s decision-making process
  • 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 your own views
  • comfortable with 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 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 panel 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.

Social Care Wales is 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 panel@socialcare.wales. For further information contact Elin Harris, Hearings Manager on 02920 780643 or by email at Elin.harris@socialcare.wales.

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Membership of Social Care Wales Regulatory Panels - Information Pack
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Social Care Panel Member Recruitment - Application Form