Recruitment: candidate guide

A detailed guide for applicants interested in applying for a job with the Scottish Government.

The Civil Service code

Employees at the Scottish Government are also part of the UK-wide Civil Service, and as such, we uphold the Civil Service Code and values.

The Civil Service Code states that Civil Servants are politically impartial and serve the government with:

  • integrity – putting the obligations of public service above personal interests
  • honesty – being truthful and open
  • objectivity – basing advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence
  • impartiality – acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving governments of different political parties equally well

You can find out more about the Civil Service here: Working for the Civil Service - Civil Service - GOV.UK (


The Scottish Government Recruitment Team:

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