How to apply - Scottish Government Jobs

How to apply

Fair recruitment

We are committed to fair recruitment and we uphold the recruitment principles set out by the Civil Service Commission. We make offers for our positions based on merit order and ensure that all candidates have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for roles.  

We welcome applications from candidates including neurodiverse, disabled and under-represented groups and we provide recruitment and workplace adjustments for anyone who needs them. 

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Find out more

Before you start, take time to look through the following guidance: 

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Application guidance

Find out about the 3 stages of our application process.

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Assessment process

Find out about the assessment framework we use.

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Top tips for applying

Read some of our top tips for making a successful application.

Read our Candidate Guide

We have created a candidate guide which includes lots of useful information for candidates including eligibility criteria and detailed information on recruitment processes and policies. 

We recommend that candidates view this before making an application online. 

Requesting adjustments

We have created a dedicated section on our website for anyone who wants to find out more about requesting adjustments to our recruitment processes.

This includes useful information and a personal perspective, with a staff member sharing their experience of requesting adjustments.