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Recruitment Criteria

With such a diversity of roles across the Scottish Government, the skills you need to join us vary hugely from job to job. However, there is a wide range of personal attributes we look for, all of which are vital to your success. You'll need to be organised and level-headed, while initiative and communication skills are always important. We're a people-orientated organisation, so we prize interpersonal skills very highly – it's essential that you can work well in a team.

For general administration posts (what we call Band A), you should have a good standard of education – including a number of GCSE's, Standard Grades or Ordinary Grades at level 3 (or equivalent), including English and Maths or Accounting (or similar). If you don't have any of these formal qualifications, we often offer the chance to sit a qualifying test.

For the next level, Band B, in posts like policy, administrative and casework executives, you should generally have a degree or university entry-level qualifications, or relevant experience.

Specialist roles require specialist qualifications and relevant experience. This, of course, differs from post to post.

If you don't have the qualifications for a permanent role, you may be able to apply through the Local Employment Partnership.