Why work in Local Government and the Public Sector?

Each year, Scotland's councils - and other public sector organisations - recruit thousands of talented people - teachers, social workers, drivers, cleaners, managers, IT specialists and almost every other role you can imagine – so, no matter your background or experience, there is likely to be a job to interest you here on myjobscotland.

Training and development

Working in local government involves you in important public work, so we shall help you develop your skills and experience, provide high quality training where appropriate and ensure that you are rewarded well for your commitment and dedication.

Open to all

Councils really do welcome applications from all levels of ability and all sectors of society. Councils would encourage you to apply, whether you are a school leaver, graduate, experienced professional, manual worker, have just been made redundant, or, indeed, are someone who has found it difficult to get a job in the past.

Flexibility and family-friendly

Flexibility is more important than ever in today's workplace and Scotland's councils are at the forefront of changing working patterns and lifestyles. With modern technology you're not tied to a desk, so homeworking or 'hot-desking' in remote offices is much easier and contributes hugely to promoting a family-friendly, work-life balance. If you are returning from a career-break, would prefer to work part-time or job-share or have been unemployed for a long time, we are happy to discuss how we might find a way to help you work with us.