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
    councils.

    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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