Leading the way


Any role within the Scottish Government offers the opportunity to get involved in the issues that matter to Scotland. But for senior managers, we offer the chance to lead a forward-thinking organisation.

Leadership and management are central to roles at this level, as is change. You'll work with the Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers to develop and draft legislation, while briefing Ministers and preparing them for Parliamentary Debates.

Of course, these leadership roles start with managing people and large-scale budgets. So, while you'll drive the efficiency and effectiveness of the teams you lead, you'll also look to instil a culture of continuous improvement.

These are senior roles, demanding experience and expertise. Whatever your background, be it in the public or private sector, it's essential that you bring a record of success in delivering strategic aims, developing robust plans, managing budgets and inspiring and motivating people.