Work for Scotland

The Scottish Government plays a part in every issue that matters to people in Scotland – from health, education, housing and crime, to transport, agriculture, culture and the economy, plus many more.

As an organisation, we employ people from all walks of life, people with all sorts of skills, strengths and talents. What we all have in common is that we're all working to create a more successful country: creating opportunities for Scotland to flourish through sustainable economic growth.

We all work for Scotland. And in a role with us, you will too.

We have been listening and are introducing a new external career site and new recruitment system…

As a result we are making changes to the way we recruit. So that we can make these improvements this website will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday 3rd December. Don’t worry about any active job applications that you have as we’ll still be progressing these.

Our refreshed ‘Work for Scotland’ career website will be available from Wednesday 5th January where you will be able to search and apply for jobs across Scottish Government. As we are changing our systems, you will not be able to view previous applications or your previous candidate profile and you will be asked to create a new candidate profile when submitting your first application.

If you have any questions then please contact our recruitment team on