CLYDEBANK residents could be in with a chance to snag a job with the Scottish Government, as they look to recruit 100 people.

As part of their new benefits service, the government is hosting a major recruitment drive to attract people to work at their Glasgow base.

New positions include client advisor, team leader and managerial posts.

Staff will work to deliver seven benefits to people across Scotland, as well as any further social security payments which are introduced in the next three years, such as the Scottish Child Payment and disability benefits.

Speaking at a Glasgow jobs fair, social security secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: "Social Security Scotland is founded on the principles of dignity, fairness and respect and our people are absolutely key in delivering that.

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“As we build on our presence in Glasgow, our second major site, we are looking for people with positive attitudes who share our ambition to deliver a public service that people in Scotland can be proud of. We have already made good progress in getting people from a range of backgrounds in post and want to build on this.

“Social Security Scotland will work with a range of partners to proactively promote these posts. We want to remove barriers to employment – so have taken steps like changing entry requirements to make these posts as accessible to as many people as possible.

“Having Glasgow as Social Security Scotland’s second major base will be a significant economic boost for the city as more recruitment drives will follow. If you are passionate about helping people and want to be part of building an exciting new public service, please take a look at the posts when they open and apply.”

The new posts are part of the recently introduced Social Security Scotland initiative, which gives Holyrood powers over social security in Scotland.

The department's head office is in Dundee, but the Glasgow facility is being touted as a "major site".

Applications for the posts will open on Tuesday, August 13.

A series of workshops will also be held for up to 1,000 people in Glasgow.

Held on the city's High Street, more than 20 of the one and a half hour sessions will be held between August 7 and September 13.

More information on the workshops is available through

Event Brite.