Jobs at SFC

Dedicated to making Scotland the best place in the world to learn, to educate, to research and to innovate.

We invest around £2 billion every year, and our funding enables colleges and universities to provide life-changing opportunities for over half a million people. 

What drives us is our ambition to create and sustain world leading learning, research, and innovation. So, naturally, we have a clear focus on recruiting the best people and developing them throughout their career.
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We work hard, but we also know you have a family, friends, hobbies, and a life outside the office. That’s why we offer a great benefits package, not just a competitive salary.


Normal full-time hours of work are 35 per week. We will consider flexible working arrangements. A flexi-time system is in operation.

Annual leave

Initial annual leave entitlement of 26.5 days pro-rata, Public and privilege holiday entitlement of 13 days pro-rata.

Hybrid working

A flexible approach to hybrid working, giving you flexibility to work from home anywhere in the UK for some of the time while also maintaining regular in-person contact with colleagues.

Annual pay review

Approved within the framework of the Scottish Government’s Public Sector Pay Policy and negotiated with our recognised trade union, Unite.

Pension scheme

Eligibility to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme. With its low member contribution rates and generous employer contributions, this gives you a secure, inflation-proof pension for life with no investment uncertainty.


Support for continuous professional development: as a part of SFC, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive support for continuous learning and professional development.

Health and wellbeing

Support for health and wellbeing, through our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Special Leave (paid and unpaid), free winter flu vaccination, and access to occupational health support.

Other benefits

We provide support to SFC employees with Volunteering Days. Support for travel to and from work, including a salary sacrifice cycle loan scheme, cycle storage and shower facilities, an interest-free loan for bus or rail season tickets and free office car parking for employees on a first-come basis.
“Everyone at the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is committed to funding, supporting and challenging colleges and universities to ensure tertiary education and research delivers for students, communities, and employers; for Scotland’s broader cultural life; for our place in the world and our contribution to global challenges like the climate emergency; and for economic prosperity and wellbeing. We all have an important part to play in making this happen.”
Martin Boyle, Interim CEO

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