Forty new jobs for Dundee at Social Security Scotland agency

Written by Jenni Davidson on 23 August 2018 in News

The new Dundee-based roles will deliver some of the first benefits to be devolved to Scotland

Caird Hall in Dundee - Image credit: John Lord via Flickr

Forty new jobs will be advertised next week for Scotland’s new social security agency in Dundee.

Social Security Scotland, which is headquartered in the city, has been set up to handle the 11 benefits that are being devolved to Scotland.

The new Dundee-based roles will deliver some of the first benefits to be devolved, including the Best Start Grant and Funeral Expense Allowance.

Eventually at least 750 jobs will be based at the agency’s Dundee headquarters, with another 750 at a second site in Glasgow and 400 more staff working across the country providing face-to-face support where it is needed.

Speaking during a visit to the site to meet staff, social security secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “The creation of these additional roles demonstrates the excellent progress we are making in building Scotland’s new social security system.

“We have already filled 93 posts and I was delighted to meet some of new recruits to talk about how Social Security Scotland is getting ready to make its first payments.

“As we expand our presence in Dundee, 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.

“The establishment of Social Security Scotland and the jobs that come with it will continue to be a real economic boost to the city.”

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