Back in our buildings
With COVID-19 restrictions easing, we have started to welcome more colleagues back to our buildings in Dundee and Glasgow. We’ve had colleagues working in our offices throughout the pandemic supporting the delivery of vital core services.
Hybrid working trials are taking place to allow us to explore how we can make the best of a mix of home and office working to balance the needs of our clients, our people and our organisation. We have asked our clients to share their views on our buildings and staff locations to ensure we are meeting their needs.
Trials are taking place in our two main buildings – our Head Office, Agnes Husband House in Dundee and our second base at High St, Glasgow. Work has taken place to ensure our buildings are ready and safe following Scottish Government guidance to ensure peoples' safety in our buildings and to maximise the benefits of hybrid working.
As the Scottish economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic we’re aware that staff working from our offices in the centre of Dundee and Glasgow plays a part in supporting local businesses in the city centre.
We have grown considerably during the pandemic, welcoming over 1,500 new colleagues into the organisation virtually and we are continuing to grow, recruiting colleagues to help us deliver our new benefits such as Adult Disability Payment. Our trial to understand how we adopt to hybrid working arrangements are exciting for a number of reasons, they allow more flexibility for colleagues who have been working from home during the pandemic and we will be welcoming many newer colleagues into our buildings for the first time. In the longer term, we hope the possibility of hybrid working will attract a wide and diverse group people to join us as we continue to grow.
The work we do at Social Security Scotland contributes toward building a fairer society across Scotland goes beyond the amount we administer in payments to our clients. We hope to employ more than 3,500 colleagues across the country by the end of this year, providing new opportunities for secure employment while boosting our investment in our main office cities as well as contributing to wider economic recovery.
We look forward to more colleagues returning to our buildings in the coming months.