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 Orkney Islands Council
£8.51 per hour, G237, Dounby

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING Dounby Centre Relief Leisure Assistant Hours are offered on an as and when required basis £9.60 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance) A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial … Read more

Added by Perth & Kinross Council
£23,707 to £26,616 per annum, TAS6, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council Job Description Social Work Assistant, Perth (PKC05181) £23,707 - £26,616 Highland House, St Catherine's Road, Perth PH1 5YA This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic and energetic person to be part Perth and … Read more

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

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING Thoms 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 Scottish Ambulance Service
£42,414 to £50,470 per annum, Band 8A, Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service Job Description An exciting opportunity has arisen for a one year fixed term vacancy to the role of Regional Planning Manager within the Care, Quality and Strategy Directorate, Scottish Ambulance Service. The role will principally … Read more

Added by Orkney Islands Council
£8.51 per hour, G235, Eday

Orkney Islands Council Advert EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING Eday Primary School Relief Education Support Worker Hours are offered on an as and when required basis £9.66 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance) Applicants are sought to join our … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£22,615 to £23,948 per annum, PRAC I, Peterhead

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Offer a high level of expertise and input to those young children and their families who face the greatest disadvantages and where additional support will assist in closing the attainment gap. There is … Read more

Added by Scottish Government
£24,580 to £27,515 per annum, allowances, Campbeltown

Scottish Government We have a permanent role available within our Marine Scotland compliance team based in our Campbeltown office. … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£12,721 to £13,504 per annum, CARE H, New Pitsligo

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 Capita
Uddingston

Capita Becoming a Major Incident / Problem Manager with Capita IT Services - Based in Tannochside Part of the shared Service & Operations Team, within Capita Networking Solutions, accountable for the efficient and effective management of … Read more

Added by Capita
Glasgow

Capita B ecoming a Information Security Officer with Capita IT Services - Based in Glasgow The Information Security Officer is a key role within the Risk & Compliance team, accountable for providing guidance in implementing and … Read more

Added by Capita
Glasgow

Capita Mechanical Engineer Location: Glasgow - G1 2PR Vacancy Description: Capita are currently looking to appoint a Mechanical Engineer who shall be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across our Real … Read more

Added by The Moray Council
£33,364.50 to £37,021.40 per annum, SJC Grade 9 (36.25 hrs), Elgin

The Moray Council Job Description To assist in the provision of an efficient service to the Council, its officers and committees in relation to all legal matters. Requirements The Legal Services team sits within the Council’s Legal and … Read more

Added by Scottish Ambulance Service
£33,222 to £43,471 per annum, Band 7, Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service Job Description Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 months   An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the management information team based in National Headquarters. The MI team is responsible for all routine and ad hoc … Read more

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

Orkney Islands Council Advert CORPORATE SERVICES Building Cleaning Cleaner, St Andrew’s School 17 hours per week (Monday – Thursday 1530-1900, Friday 1530-1830) Permanent £18,511 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance) Applications are invited from motivated individuals to undertake … Read more

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

Orkney Islands Council Advert CORPORATE SERVICES School Meals Kirkwall Grammar School Kitchen Assistant (Ref: ORK03038) 17.5 hours per week, Mon – Thurs 10.15 – 2.30, Fridays 10.00 – 1.00 (30 mins deducted break), Term Time Permanent £18,511 pro … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£26,311 to £27,862 per annum, TECH I, Peterhead

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description To monitor and enforce the licensing systems established by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 as well as the Smoking, Health and Social care Act 2005, the Gambling … Read more

Added by Aberdeenshire Council
£22,615 to £23,948 per annum, PRAC I, Fraserburgh

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Offer a high level of expertise and input to those young children and their families who face the greatest disadvantages and where additional support will assist in closing the attainment gap. There is … Read more

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

Orkney Islands Council Job Description ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE St Peter’s House Domestic 24 hours per week Permanent, Shift working over seven days £20,152 pro rata (including shift allowance & Distant Islands Allowance) We are looking for an … Read more

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

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 Aberdeenshire Council
£22,615 to £23,948 per annum, PRAC I, Banff

Aberdeenshire Council Job Description Offer a high level of expertise and input to those young children and their families who face the greatest disadvantages and where additional support will assist in closing the attainment gap. There is … Read more

Added by Royal Mail Group
Pro-rata, Edinburgh

Royal Mail Group We are now recruiting Mail Screeners at Edinburgh Mail Centre . Job reference number 101211 Do you have excellent observational skills? Are you a good communicator? Are you trained in deciphering and evaluating computer screen … Read more

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