Pros: One would think that working for any government would be a stuffy and uncomfortable affair including suits and ties and working extremely long hours. Well, this is not the case at The Scottish Government. There is an open and friendly atmosphere here and a lot to learn about the country and laws governing it. Makes for a very enlightening experience!
Cons: Unfortunately the salary is not the greatest and neither are the annual increases. There is also very little communication possible between worker and manager, making it increasingly difficult to negotiate pay packages and career development.
Unusual thing: Leave is easily negotiated! This makes having a family-life much easier.
The devolved government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. The Scottish Government was known as the Scottish Executive when it was established in 1999 following the first elections to the Scottish Parliament. The current administration was formed after elections in May 2007. The Government's Purpose: 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.