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 Scottish Borders Council
£14,248.90 to £14,847 per annum, Grade 1D, Kelso

Scottish Borders Council Job Details Grade: 1D Hourly Rate: £7.38 - £7.69* Salary: £14,248.92 - £14,846.99 pro rata per annum Contract Duration: Permanent * Scottish Local Government Living Wage Allowance of £8.51 applies to this post   Role Purpose … Read more

Added by Argyll and Bute Council
£32,775 to £35,841 per annum, LGE11, Helensburgh

Argyll and Bute Council Department: Development and Infrastructure Services Closing Date: Monday 30th July 2018 The post holder will have experience of economic development at a local level and working with local community groups and projects. They will be … Read more

Added by Orkney Islands Council
£13,030 per annum, G2 Modern Apprentice, Kirkwall

Orkney Islands Council Advert CHIEF EXECUTIVE Finance Services Modern Apprentice (2 posts) 35 hours per week Temporary up to 2 years £15,124 - £16,328 including Distant Islands Allowance Two new exciting Modern Apprentice opportunities have arisen in the … Read more

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

Fife Council Job Description Contract Type: Temporary for 2 Years Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 07.00 - 12.00 Interview Date: Thursday 9 August 2018 The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the … Read more

Added by Fife Council
£12,821 to £13,234 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 1, Dunfermline

Fife Council Job Description Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 14.00 - 16.30 Interview Date: Monday 13 August 2018 The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information … Read more

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

Fife Council Job Description Interview Date: Wednesday 01 August 2018 Post A: Caretaker / Receptionist based at Bankhead, Glenrothes. This is a mobile post and will require the post holder to travel between corporate buildings in Fife … Read more

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

Fife Council Job Description Contract Type: Temporary until Thursday 02 July 2020 Working Pattern: Monday - Wednesday 5.5 hours per day, Thursday 2.5 hours per day Interview Date: Friday 24 August 2018 Before applying for this job, … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£24,674 to £28,610 per annum, GRADE G, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Welfare Rights Officer (temp) REF: HSCP/80221 Salary: Grade G £24,674 - £28,610 Location: Hector McNeil House, Greenock Hours: 37 hours per week Duration: Until 31st March 2019 Non Teaching Posts   Important Applicant Information: … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£24,674 to £28,610 per annum, GRADE G, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Senior Day Centre Officer (temp) REF: HSCP/80304 Salary: Grade G £24,674 - £28,610 Location: Fitzgerald Centre, Greenock Hours: 37 hours per week Duration: Until 31st March 2019 Non Teaching Posts   Important Applicant Information: … Read more

Added by North Lanarkshire Council
£21,224 to £23,897 per annum, NLC07, Motherwell

North Lanarkshire Council Job Advertisement This post is open to employees of North Lanarkshire Council only. You will provide a high quality secretarial, diary management and administrative service to the Provost/Depute Provost and assist with the administration of … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£28,610 to £35,150 per annum, Grade H/I, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Social Worker (perm) REF: HSCP/82186 Salary: Grade H/I £28,610 - £35,150 Placing is dependent on qualifications/experience Location: HM Prison, Greenock Hours: 37 hours per week Non Teaching Posts   Important Applicant Information:   Inverclyde Council … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£21,337 to £24,674 per annum, GRADE F, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Refugee Integration Officer (temp) REF: HSCP/82244 Salary : Grade F £21,337 - £24,674 Location: Hector McNeil House, Greenock Hours: 37 hours per week Duration: Until 31st March 2019 Non Teaching Posts   Important Applicant … Read more

Added by Inverclyde Council
£14,604 to £16,861 per annum, GRADE C, Greenock

Inverclyde Council Job Description Support Worker (temp part time) REF: HSCP/80702 Salary: Grade C £14,604 - £16,861 (pro rata) PORTAL REF: INV019 Location: Fitzgerald Centre, Greenock Hours: 20 hours per week Duration: Until 31st March 2019 Non … Read more

Added by Dundee City Council
£21,337 to £23,981 per annum, Grade 7, Dundee

Dundee City Council Job Description Based in Pensions Section, Dundee House, you will work full time 37 hours per week. Requirements You will have 4 National 5s, including Maths and English, or relevant pension's office experience. Responsibilities You … Read more

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