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About the Digital profession

Information about the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession and the benefits of working with us in Scotland.

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Help us create a digital nation, where no one is left behind.

We’re building a nation where digital technology enables everyone to progress. Every home, community, school, and business – big or small.

We’re empowering everyone with digital connectivity. Making sure we all have access to vital public sector services, And strengthening our country’s cyber security.

That means putting users’ needs at the heart of everything we do. And changing how we work to transform and join up digital services for millions of people.

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Digital jobs with opportunity and impact

We’re an organisation that touches the lives of everyone across Scotland, and beyond.

With big ambitions come big opportunities, and the digital profession has some of the most rewarding jobs and careers available today.

We’re building new services and redesigning old ones, and we need innovative, curious, and passionate people to keep us moving forward. If you can rethink old approaches, and transform systems and services, there’s a place for you here.

You’ll get to put your skills to the test, using technology and innovation to tackle some of the most complex and important problems you’ll ever face.

The Digital, Data and Technology Profession (DDaT) profession spans a vast range of roles across government. We currently have over 50 digital, data and technology job roles, organised into career paths within seven job families.

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Rewarding Work

Our projects deliver real impact and our people have the support to learn and develop, with opportunities to develop their career and explore different sectors.

Skills Development

Working in the digital profession will give you access to the wide range of courses offered by the Scottish Digital Academy, as well as opportunities to gain professional memberships and academic qualifications.

Our Digital Fellowship is a secondment programme for senior digital leaders, allowing talented technologies and innovators from Scotland’s private sector, to join the government in tackling some of our nation’s most important challenges.

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Why work with us?

In the Scottish Government we value our people. We’ll help you to recognise your achievements, build on your skills and find a flexible and healthy work-life balance to bring out your best. 

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a competitive pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, flexible working patterns and remote / hybrid location models. 

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Benefits at a glance:

  • A Contributory Pension Scheme (employee contributions between 4.6% to 7.35%, employer contributions from 26.6% to 30.3%)
  • 36.5 days annual leave (including public and privilege holidays) (increasing to 41.5 days after 4 years)
  • Weekly Hours: 37hrs
  • Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours and flexi time, with potential to accrue up to 4 days off a month
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption & shared parental leave
  • 3 days paid leave each year to volunteer
  • discounted on-site gym membership with a range of facilities, classes and equipment across different Scottish Government buildings
  • discount scheme offering a wide range of fantastic savings on everyday purchases, leisure and cycle to work
  • learning & development opportunities for all
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