Government Jobs

More than one-fifths of Scotland’s jobs are in public sector employment, the latest statistics reveal.

To crunch the numbers a little bit: at the end of 2017, there were 559,900 people listed as employed by government; of this figure 90.1 per cent are working for the devolved Scottish government; the remainder work for those aspects of government still handled by Westminster for the UK as a whole.

Of the devolved public sector jobs there was an increase by 2,390 (+0.5 per cent) over the last year to 504,300.

With numbers like this, there is a very good chance that as you grow and develop your career path you will consider working for the government.

The jobs on offer cover the whole spectrum of skills. Don’t forget these figures include fire and rescue and police as well.

But in deciding to take a government job, will it mean a move to the central belt and Glasgow or Edinburgh? Or to put it another way, if you are considering a move to either location it might be to your advantage to check out the government jobs on offer in your field.

Outwith local government, 80 per cent of public sector posts are within these two cities.

Lynn Henderson, from the PCS Union, is on the record as saying the figures clearly show a ‘centralising tendency of the Scottish Government’.

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Added by Robert Gordon University
£34,189 to £48,677 per annum, Academic 7/8, Aberdeen

Robert Gordon University Job Summary At Aberdeen Business School, our staff have been instrumental in developing our reputation as one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. We are looking for a Lecturer with … Read more

Added by Orkney Islands Council
£16,417 per annum, G237, Kirkwall

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING Papdale Primary School Auxiliary 6 hours per week, term-time Permanent £18,511 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance) We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable person with good communication skills to … Read more

Added by Robert Gordon University
£34,189 to £48,677 per annum, Academic 7/8, Aberdeen

Robert Gordon University Job Summary At Aberdeen Business School, our staff have been instrumental in developing our reputation as one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. We are looking for a Lecturer with … Read more

Added by Forestry Commission
£23,293 to £24,633 per annum, Inverness

Forestry Commission Do you have an interest in things mechanical? Do you enjoy being out and about? Are you looking for a new challenge and want to work as part of a dedicated team of Mechanics? If so we want to hear from you. … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£52,508 to £54,929 per annum, SERVICE MANAGER P, Alford

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Lead, manage and develop Health and Social Care Team(s) to deliver high quality, person centred health and social care within the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership by empowering local team(s) to meet … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£29,602 to £31,380 per annum, PRAC J, Inverurie

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Lead the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare, which meets the needs of the individual child, using local and national policies, guidelines and procedures, through collaborative and collegiate working. There is a responsibility … Read more

Added by Sense Scotland
£24,832 to £27,065 per annum, Glasgow

Sense Scotland Early Years Adviser West of Scotland This position is Full-time 37 hours per week Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2020. **Scottish Government Funded to End of March 2020** Vacancy Reference: 5418 Salary: £24,832 - £27,065 Based at Touchbase Glasgow, Kinning Park … Read more

Added by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce
£45,000 to £50,000 per annum, Fort William

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Lochaber Chamber of Commerce is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer to represent and advocate on behalf of the significant membership of the Chamber. The Chamber is a strong voice for the Outdoor Capital of the UK’s business community which facilitates and supports business excellence and growth. … Read more

Added by COSLA
£32,834 to £35,715 per annum, unknown, Edinburgh

COSLA Advert There are three CoSLA Policy Officer positions available: Digital Participatory Budgeting Officer Training Participatory Budgeting Officer Social Inclusion Participatory Budgeting Officer Please see job descriptions attached at the bottom of this page. Salary: £32,834 … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£23,057 to £24,476 per annum, CARE H, Fraserburgh

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description A vacancy has arisen for an Early Years Practitioner to act as a member of the Early Learning and Childcare team, with full involvement in the work of the Early Level curriculum, and … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£12,721 to £13,504 per annum, CARE H, AB45 1BW

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description A vacancy has arisen for an Early Years Practitioner to act as a member of the Early Learning and Childcare team, with full involvement in the work of the Early Level curriculum, and … Read more

Added by Orkney Islands Council
£16,417 per annum, G237, Finstown

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE & HOUSING Firth Primary School Janitor 25 hours per week Permanent £18,511 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance) We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, versatile person with good communication and organisation … Read more

Added by Capita
Edinburgh

Capita Exciting opportunity for ambitious Town Planner About the role We currently have an opening for a senior planner to join our team in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices. Engaged as professional planning practitioner based … Read more

Added by Hilton Hotels
Glasgow

Hilton Hotels Job Summary Great Opportunity to join Hilton! The Payroll & Compliance Analyst will assume responsibility for delivering the day to day processes that will ensure smooth running of the Payroll and Compliance function within Hilton's … Read more

Added by Orkney Islands Council
£16,417 per annum, G137, Kirkwall

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING George Street, Kirkwall School Crossing Patrol Officer 6.66 hours per week Permanent £18,511 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance) A School Crossing Patrol Officer is required to supervise a crossing … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£8.74 per hour, GRADE D, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Sessional Residential Worker REF: HSCP/81804 Salary: Grade D £8.74 per hour fixed point Location: Various Locations in Inverclyde Hours: As and when required Duration: As and when required Important Applicant Information:   Inverclyde Council … Read more

Added by Fife Council
£14,379 to £17,176 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 3, Kirkcaldy

Fife Council Job Description Post A - Wednesday 17:15 - 19:15, 2 hours per week, YMCA Gallatown Juniors Youth Club Post B - Wednesday 19:15 - 21:15, 2 hours per week, YMCA Gallatown Senior Youth Club  Interview … Read more

Added by East Lothian Council
£9.97 to £10.91 per hour, Grade 5, Wallyford

East Lothian Council Vacancy Information It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale Salary: £18194-£19910 per annum pro rata (£9.97-£10.91 per hour) Part-time temporary post until … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£38,429 to £42,018 per annum, GRADE K, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Head of Centre (perm) (term time) REF: EDUC/10544 Salary: Grade K £38,429 - £42,018 (pro rata) Location: Wellpark Children’s Centre, Greenock Hours: 37 hours per week term time Important Applicant Information:   Inverclyde Council … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£27,438 to £36,480 per annum, Permanent Main Grade Teacher, Wemyss Bay

Inverclyde Council Job Description Basic Teacher Primary (0.4FTE) (temp) REF: EDUC/P02084 Salary: £27,438 - £36,480 (pro rata) Location: Wemyss Bay Primary School, Wemyss Bay Hours: 14 hours per week Duration: Until 28th June 2019 Important Applicant Information: … Read more

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