Location – Edinburgh and Glasgow
The Scottish Government is the central department dealing with Scottish matters. The creation of the Scottish Parliament has provided the opportunity to be involved in new policy developments and is responsible for most of the day-to-day issues which concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.
The Scottish Government’s purpose is to focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
The wide range of functions is executed through 5 Directorates as follows:
- Enterprise & Environment
- Governance & Communities
- Learning & Justice
- Health & Social Care
What do our economists do?
Our economists provide advice based on high quality evidence and analysis on the overall economic development to support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s 5 strategic core objectives: Wealthier and Fairer Scotland; Healthier Scotland; Safer and Stronger Scotland; Smarter Scotland and Greener Scotland.
There are close links with statisticians and social researchers and most areas combine the 3 professional groups. There are also close links with policy and finance branches, agencies Other Government Department’s and Non-Departmental Public Bodies. The economics work is closely focused on cross-cutting policy and administrative issues. There are also budgets for economics research, which allow close links with universities and other research establishments.
Posts are based in the 5 Directorates above and are currently located in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
An Assistant Economist starting salary is £27,000.
For more details about working as an economist in various directorates of the Scottish Government, please contact Sandra Smith details below.Sandra Smith Scottish Government Office of the Chief Economic Adviser St Andrew’s House EDINBURGH EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 3364 E-mail: Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org