An extra 40 jobs have been announced at the Scottish Government’s new social security agency in Dundee.
The government said the roles will focus on benefit delivery, including the new best start grant – which will provide lower-income families with financial support during the early years of a child’s life from summer 2019 – and funeral expense allowance.
The application process begins on Tuesday.
Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “The creation of these additional roles demonstrates the excellent progress we are making in building Scotland’s new social security system.
“We have already filled 93 posts and I was delighted to meet some of new recruits to talk about how Social Security Scotland is getting ready to make its first payments.
“As we expand our presence in Dundee, 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.
“The establishment of Social Security Scotland and the jobs that come with it will continue to be a real economic boost to the city.”
Once fully operational, Social Security Scotland is likely to employ more than 1,900 people, with at least 1,500 divided evenly between Dundee and Glasgow, and more than 400 more people employed across the country.
Its headquarters in the City of Discovery will initially be based on the second floor of Dundee City Council’s North Lindsay Street base.
Details of the roles and how to apply will be available once applications open next week at jobs.socialsecurity.gov.scot.