Scotland’s Public Sector employs more than half a million people, in a huge variety of roles. Narrow your search here or browse specific areas of employment using the links below. Or setup email alerts to make sure you’re kept informed of the latest Public Sector opportunities.
Public Sector Jobs in Scotland
The Public Sector is made up of organisations that deliver products and services on behalf of Central Government, whether nationally or on a regional basis.
Employees are increasingly choosing to work in the public sector as it offers competitive salaries, flexible working patterns, generous pensions and a good work-life balance.
Primarily based in Edinburgh, The Scottish Government (previously the Scottish Executive) is responsible for governing public services in Scotland. More about Central Government.
Scotland has 32 elected local authorities (Councils) which are involved in providing local services including Education, Social Work, Economic Development and Regeneration. More about Local Government.
The National Health Service Scotland is responsible for the provision of healthcare to residents of Scotland. The NHS employees a diverse range of people, from Doctors and Nurses to cleaning and administrative staff. More about the NHS.
The 8 Police Forces in Scotland are responsible for maintaining law and order, preventing crime and to detect criminals. In addition to police officers, detectives, traffic officers and specialised experts, the police force employs a large number of support staff in a range of roles. More about working for the Police.
The Fire and Rescue Service in Scotland is primarily made up of Firefighters but is supported by legislative and administrative staff who are essential to the day to day operation of the Service. More about the Fire Service.
The justice service in Scotland provides administration of criminal and civil laws. The department is made up of a vast number of staff employed in a variety of roles, from Judges and Sherrifs to clerks and domestic staff . More about the Justice Department.
Universities and Colleges
Scotland has a number of high profile higher and further education providers in Scotland. Universities and Colleges employ teaching, research and administrative staff across a huge number of subjects to educate over 700,00 Students in Scotland. More about Universities and Colleges.
Public Bodies (quangos) are specialised organisations which make a significant contribution to life in Scotland including leisure and tourism, environmental issues and economic development. More about Public Bodies.