Frequently Asked Questions
Applying for a new job or your first job can be daunting, so we’ve put together the answers to questions we think you might have.
The third sector is an umbrella term for charitable organisations who are independent of statutory services. The sector delivers approximately one third of social care services across Scotland. Blue Triangle is a registered charity (SC 010858).
Please look at our list of jobs and click on the ones that you’re interested in. We do not accept CVs so you’ll need to complete our application form. We’ve also provided you with guidance on how to complete the application.
No. As a provider registered with SSSC, we adhere to their guidelines around recruitment. This means we need applicants to complete an application form.
The SSSC stands for the Scottish Social Services Council and this is the social care workforce regulator. Blue Triangle is registered with the SCCC as a provider of social care. Check out the SSSC website here.
If you work in one of our registered services, you’ll have to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. The SSSC are the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. Check out the SSSC website here.
You will need to be PVG checked if your role involves supporting people. The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. It helps ensure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and protected adults cannot do regulated work with these vulnerable groups.
We will advise you how to go about getting a PVG check.
If your role with us doesn’t involve supporting people (i.e. a job at Central Support) you do not need to be PVG checked. You will however need to complete what is called a Basic Disclosure which is also carried out by Disclosure Scotland.
More info can be found on the Disclosure Scotland website here.
Yes, if successful you will be required to complete a pre-employment questionnaire.
You don’t need to be qualified to apply for most roles, such as a Housing Assistant or Support Worker. You just need to be able to demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the role during the interview process. Have you ever supported someone, a friend or family member when they needed it or looked after a niece or nephew? These are all transferable skills that you can use with Blue Triangle! We’ll also support you with continuous training and development once you’re in post.
Every new staff member has a six-month induction period. We will support you to gain the training you need for your role. We have an in-house training team who will work together with you to ensure you have everything you need to feel confident in your new role.
Yes, we advertise our salaries for each advertised job.
Our Central Support is based in Glasgow and our services are based throughout central Scotland. The job advert will detail the location of the service and you can check out our locations here.
Yes, absolutely! We want you to thrive with Blue Triangle. We have a wide range of services and love seeing our staff gain new skills and experiences.
Yes, we are recognised by UNISON. That means there’s always UNISON representation for staff during discussions about terms and conditions or any other employment relations matters.