Recruitment and Open Day - 7 February

Published: 6th February 2024

Three coloured pegs holding up words 'we need you'
Jobs are available

The Council along with CGI, our primary IT provider, will be holding a joint recruitment event and open day on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, from 12pm – 8pm.

The Event is being held at Inspire Learning, Tweedbank (opposite Tweedbank train station) and will highlight specific vacancies we and CGI currently have available.  The event will also showcase our services and focus on the additional benefits we offer our employees.  


David Robertson, Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council

“We very much want people in the Borders and surrounding areas to see the council as an employer of choice offering a huge range of rewarding careers where people can use their skills to help local communities in the Borders.”

Careers within the Council include accountancy, administration, marketing and communication, facilities, engineering, law, project management, social work, fostering and many more areas.


Clair Hepburn, Scottish Borders Council, Director People Performance and Change

“I’m very much looking forward to the event, showcasing the Council’s services and promoting it as an employer.  As one of the largest employers in the area, we have a number of opportunities we can offer to people in our communities, making real use of their skills and expertise. 

“Even if people aren’t looking for a job at this time, we urge them to drop in anytime between 12 and 8pm and have a chat with a member of staff about working with us.”


Current vacancies with Scottish Borders Council are:

      •     Adult social care            

      •     Facilities – catering, cleaning, and janitorial

      •     Education

      •     HGV Drivers

      •     Fostering

      •     Occupational Therapy

      •     Social work

      •     Teaching

Jen Holland, Director of Strategic Commissioning and Partnerships

“The event will also offer those in attendance the opportunity to view some of the great digital work CGI and SBC have worked on together, improving services and outcomes for communities across the Borders.”


CGI, one of the biggest names in IT, is opening its doors to those in the Borders looking at a career in the tech sector.  They are currently looking to recruit entry level and more senior roles on the day as well as introducing graduate trainee and apprenticeship* roles. They too would encourage anyone in the Borders or surrounding areas to drop in to see what career opportunities are on offer, alternatively, recruitment chats with CGI can be booked through Eventbrite CGI Scottish Borders Council.

Current CGI vacancies include:

      •     Architects (Technical and Solution)

      •     Business Analysts

      •     Application Support Analysts

      •     Software Developers

      •     Project Managers

      •     Testers

      •     Technical IT Analysts


Lindsay McGranaghan, CGI Senior Vice President Scotland and Northern Ireland, said:

“Together, CGI and Scottish Borders Council have made hugely positive steps towards the Scottish Borders becoming the most technologically advanced rural area in the UK. A key part of this relationship is continuing to develop a local workforce through our metro model of working. These technically skilled workers will not only help develop the cutting-edge digital solutions needed for Borders to become a smart rural region, but also work across a whole host of exciting projects and contracts around Scotland and the UK.


“Our job opportunities are open to all, but we are especially keen to hear from the cohort of Borders students who have been educated through the Inspire Learning programme. Inspire Learning focuses not only on the core curriculum but also on digital innovation, digital literacy, improving skills through technological advance, and allowing creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation to thrive. Our recruitment event offers those students the opportunity to see how they can put these skills to use in the work environment, further enhancing their own STEM education and also benefiting the economies of the Scottish Borders, Scotland and the UK.”




Notes to editors

More information about the benefits of working with Scottish Borders Council can be found at

Working together CGI and Scottish Borders Council aim is for the Borders to be the best first smart rural region. 

CGI and Scottish Borders Council began their relationship in 2016, becoming the local authority’s primary provider of end-to-end managed IT services. Among their successes is the establishment of a world-class digital learning programme, Inspire Learning, it provides services to the region across health and social care, energy, transport and financial services.

*Apprenticeships are designed for candidates with SQA Highers (or equivalent

For more information from SBC, contact SBC Communications and Marketing team on 01835 826632 or