About us - Scottish Government Jobs

About us

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland.

Our work impacts on the everyday lives of the people of Scotland and we have responsibility for key policy areas including health, education, the economy, social security, culture, rural affairs and transport.

We collaborate to deliver the commitments made in the Programme for Government and measure the impact of our work with the National Performance Framework.

Our Structure

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1  Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary is the most senior civil servant in Scotland, supporting the government to develop, implement and communicate key policies.

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8 x Director Generals

There are eight Director Generals, each managing a number of directorates and agencies responsible for proposing legislation and delivering policy into practice.

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Over 30 Directorates

Each Directorate has a specific role and remit, providing support and advice to their Director General.

Our people

We employ over 8,000 people, at locations across Scotland in a diverse mix of roles and professions. We strongly believe in diversity and inclusion, and we aim to recruit a workforce that is reflective of our diverse population.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and holder of an Investors in People accreditation.

Our professions

We are developing a comprehensive network of professions and job families which provide our staff with clear career pathways and tailored support, learning and development.

Our work

In the Service of Scotland

Find out more about the mission, vision and values our staff share, which is the foundation for all of the work we deliver.

How we work

Find out about the ways we work, which enable us to collaborate, meet our objectives and the needs of our people.

Find out more

You can learn more about our work on Gov.scot

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