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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What will I get when I apply?
  • Do you acknowledge receipt of application?
  • What is the selection process?
  • Should I bring anything with me to the interview?
  • Where will interviews be held?
  • What are the time scales from closing date to appointment?
  • Where will I be based?
  • What are the pay and benefits?
  • Do you accept CVs?

What will I get when I apply?

You will need to log on to the electronic Employee Support System (eESS) to make an application. Once online you can download the job description and person specification documents plus information about the documents you will have to bring along when being interviewed.

Do you acknowledge receipt of application?

No, but all candidates will be informed by email if they are successful in being invited for interview, or not. You should make sure to check your junk mail folder as well as your Inbox.

What is the selection process?

This will depend upon the post applied for. For some positions you may be asked to attend for an assessment prior to interview, if you are competent at the assessment you will then be invited to interview. Most interviews will involve you answering questions from an interview panel. But you may also be asked to give a brief presentation to the panel or participate in some other activity, such as being asked to prepare a short briefing from some information you are given.

Should I bring anything with me to the interview?

A document is listed along with the job description and person specification, which will give details of what you should bring with you when you attend for interview. Generally you will need to bring original copies of proof of entitlement to work in the UK, your current address and that you are qualified for the post. This will include: passport/visa/work permit, proof of your current address and any qualifications that are referred to in your application.

Where will interviews be held?

Your invitation letter will give details of the interview location.

What are the time scales from closing date to appointment?

We endeavour to advise applicants whether they have been selected for interview within two weeks of the closing date. In most cases assessments/interviews will be made within four weeks of the closing date, and, where possible, you will be advised whether or not you have been appointed to a position within two working days of your interview or if a number of interviews are being held within two workings days after the final day of interviewing.

Where will I be based?

Many ISD staff are based at five locations, four in Edinburgh (Gyle Square, Farr Institute, Waverley Gate and St Andrews House) or at Meridian Court in Glasgow, but there are increasing numbers of posts located throughout Scotland. More information on location should be on the job advert. Analyst staff have opportunities to move within ISD to work on a range of different topics.

What are the pay and benefits?

The salary range is shown in the advert for the post and offers are based on qualifications and experience
See Benefits of Working for ISD.

Do you accept CVs?

No, applicants must complete all parts of the relevant application form. CVs are discouraged, as they identify candidates and our selection process is based on the anonymity of applicants.

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