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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Improvement Service
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Livingston £35,066 to £41,256 per annum, SCP36 - SCP42 Full Time

Job Description The Local Government Digital Office   The Local Government Digital Office (LGDO) is exploring the scope and benefits of switching the current Scottish telecare provision from a predominantly analogue based system to a digital … Read more

NHS Scotland
Added by NHS Scotland
Giffnock £50,470 to £54,482 per annum Full Time

This post is a 12 Month Fixed Term / Secondment position. As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, … Read more

NHS Scotland
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Glasgow £26,104 to £32,915 per annum Full Time

These posts are fixed term contracts/ secondment opportunities until 31st March 2022 Public Health Scotland is a new organisation between the Scottish Government and Local Government, working in partnership, to provide leadership to improve and … Read more

Network Rail
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York Full Time

Network Rail are on a mission. The mission is to become one of Britain's best employers and believe that starts with our colleagues and customers who we put at the heart of everything we do! … Read more

Network Rail
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MK9 Full Time

Network Rail are revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. We do it all for our passengers. Passionate about phenomenal service, we take care to understand their … Read more

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