Scots charity can’t compete for staff

One of Scotland’s largest charities is struggling to fill social
worker posts because it cannot compete with salaries offered by

Phil Robinson, chief executive of Quarriers, which provides
support and care for children, adults and families, said: “On our
pay scales, a project manager with three to five years’ experience
is paid about the same as a qualified social worker at a council.
We are finding it difficult recruit.”

Chief executive of Children First Maggie Mellon said: “I can’t
believe we won’t be affected too. The market is asserting itself
and local authorities recognising they have to pay better salaries
is having a knock-on effect.”

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