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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19064: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what formal relationship Social Security Scotland has with Fair Start Scotland (FSS), and how many staff it has recruited via FSS. 

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 10 October 2018

Social Security Scotland has formed a close working relationship with Remploy who are the Delivery Partner for Fair Start Scotland for the Tayside area. We are working in partnership with Remploy to ensure potential candidates for roles within Social Security Scotland are provided with information, encouragement and support.

All permanent appointments to Social Security Scotland are through a fair and open recruitment process involving formal assessment and interview. We do not hold data on the number of candidates with a relationship with Remploy who have been made offers.