Recruitment is now open for the first jobs with Scotland's new
social security agency.
Successful applicants will help people to access the support
that they are entitled to and will help to deliver the first
payments for Carer's Allowance Supplement this summer.
The positions will be offered with various working patterns
meaning more than 80 people are expected to be employed with some
of the full time posts being covered by multiple part time
These jobs are the first of at least 1,900 that will be created
by the time the agency is fully operational.
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman said:
"This is another important step towards creating Scotland's
first social security agency which will be based on our principles
of dignity, fairness and respect.
"We are looking for people with positive attitudes who share our
ambition to deliver a public service that people in Scotland can be
"Dignity and respect can't be limited to the way we deliver our
service. It has to be evident in how we treat our staff. So we're
starting recruitment now to make sure we have the time to offer all
successful applicants the training and support they'll need to do
their best in their new roles.
"The Scottish Government is committed to family friendly working
and a healthy work/life balance and we're determined to do all we
can to bring in the many skills and experience you get from a
diverse workforce. So we'll be offering job opportunities with a
wide variety of working patterns"
These jobs are the first of approximately 750 new roles in
Dundee, which will be Social Security Scotland's new headquarters.
A similar number of people will be employed at a second site in
Glasgow with at least 400 more jobs being created to deliver
support at a local level across Scotland.
Source - Scottish Government