Scotland - Main Information

The UK Government is relocating a significant number of civil service roles to Scotland. This follows the recent announcement that the Cabinet Office has established a second flagship HQ in Glasgow. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is also set to bolster joint-headquarters in East Kilbride with extra staff.

This move will bring the heart of the UK Government closer to the communities it serves, and strengthen diversity in the UK Civil Service.

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Currently, 10 percent of all UK civil servants work in Scotland, with access to a growing pool of roles, and career development pathways for progression to the Senior Civil Service.

The new Government Skills and Curriculum Unit has created a wide range of learning and development opportunities for staff at all grades, whether you are a new entrant to the civil service or a well-established senior leader.

The Civil Service Career Offer

When you begin your career in the Civil Service you will join an inclusive team, with exciting opportunities to help shape what happens within society. In recent years, civil servants have worked on areas that have had a big impact on citizens, including the COVID-19 response, EU exit and international trade, cyber security, and the economy, to name a few.

The UK Civil Service offers many different avenues for potential applicants to join our organisation, including the Civil Service Fast Stream and Civil Service Apprenticeships. Have a look, and see if any of them are right for you.

Tammy Baillie Cs Local Co Ordinator Scotland

The Civil Service has a wealth of career opportunities in Scotland

Tammy BaillieHead of Delivery and Engagement, Places for Growth team

Key Scotland Locations

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Inverness
  • East Kilbride
  • Rosyth
  • Falkirk
  • Cumbernauld