SCOTLAND’S new social security agency is to create 100 jobs at its base in Glasgow as part of its first major round of recruitment in the city.

Social Security Scotland, set up to deliver seven devolved benefits, has vacancies for client advisers, team leaders and managers.

It is expected to employ more than 1900 people once fully operational, with a head office based in Dundee.

Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “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.”