Part 1 - From 1 January 2021 the civil service nationality rules, that apply throughout the UK, will be amended to reflect the UK’s exit from the European Union. It remains the case that you will be eligible to apply for any job in the Scottish Government if you are:
- a UK national or have dual nationality with one part being British;
- a national of the Republic of Ireland; or
- a national of a Commonwealth country.
Exceptionally, from 1 January 2021, it will be possible for newly arriving overseas nationals (who are not UK, Commonwealth or Irish nationals) to be employed within the Civil Service as Official Veterinarians.
Part 2 - In addition, you will be eligible to apply for a Scottish government job if you are:
- a national of any of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland who is already working in the UK Civil Service;
- a national of any of the member states of the EEA or Switzerland who has built up the right to work in the Civil Service and has leave to remain in the UK either through the EU Settlement Scheme or limited or indefinite leave to remain; or
- a certain category of family member of a relevant national of any of the member states of the EEA or Switzerland.
Further information about civil service nationality rules is available on the Work for Scotland website.
Evidence of Nationality - For applicants covered in Part 2 above
Any applicant with, or applying for, EU Settled Status, must provide one of the following:
- If you have already been given Settled Status, please e-mail evidence of this to email@example.com when you submit your application.
- If you have applied for Settled Status and are awaiting a decision, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org confirming this when you submit your application.
Failure to provide this information will result in your application being automatically rejected.
We are an equal opportunities employer. That means that we aim to treat everyone whether staff, colleagues from other organisations or members of the public fairly, and with respect. We believe that our workforce should reflect the people of Scotland in all its diversity, character and culture.
So, we treat all staff equally, irrespective of sex, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, working pattern, gender identity, caring responsibility or trade union membership. We employ people on the basis of their merit – their skills, aptitudes and attitude – nothing else.
Disability fact sheet
This fact sheet provides information about disability in the Civil Service, the need to improve the data we hold on disability and rights under the Equality Act 2010.
It also includes links to further useful information.