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100 more jobs for new social security service

Social Security Scotland colleagues talking to a young man

Social Security Scotland is to create 100 jobs at its Glasgow base as it undertakes its first major round of recruitment in the city.

The new jobs, made up of client advisor, team leader and management posts, will support the delivery of seven benefits that will be in place by the end of this year, as well as benefits to be introduced over the next three years including disability benefits and the Scottish Child Payment.

Speaking at a jobs fair in Glasgow, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security Shirley-Anne Somerville said:

“Social Security Scotland is founded on the principles of dignity, fairness and respect and our people are absolutely key in delivering that.

“As we build on our presence in Glasgow, our second major site, we are looking for people with positive attitudes who share our ambition to deliver a public service that people in Scotland can be proud of. We have already made good progress in getting people from a range of backgrounds in post and want to build on this.

“Social Security Scotland will work with a range of partners to proactively promote these posts. We want to remove barriers to employment – so have taken steps like changing entry requirements to make these posts as accessible to as many people as possible.

“Having Glasgow as Social Security Scotland’s second major base will be a significant economic boost for the city as more recruitment drives will follow. If you are passionate about helping people and want to be part of building an exciting new public service, please take a look at the posts when they open and apply.”

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