CGI Recruiter, Mary Jane White, shares the transformation work we’re doing in the Scottish Borders and the kind of people who thrive when they join us.

June 2023

As part of the Talent Acquisition team at CGI, I support recruitment across several business units. Currently, I’m looking for passionate tech talent to come and join our Scottish business unit at our new office in the Scottish Borders.

It’s exciting because we’re getting the opportunity have a huge impact on the local community - and I’m a good example of that. Before I worked at CGI I commuted to my job in Edinburgh every day from Tweedbank. Now I’m able to work from a base in my local town and it’s a breath of fresh air. Cutting out time-consuming commuting is a positive for anyone!

Great roles for people living in and around the Scottish Borders

Our priority is to recruit within the local area so that we can have maximum impact on communities in and around the Borders. We want to make the area a hub and reduce the need for people to have to travel outside the area for work. Our office is located right at Tweedbank Rail Station and it offer a great option for those who like being office-based or who want to work away from the city in a quieter area.

We have several exciting projects running at the moment, including a contract with the Scottish Borders Council (SBC). Our main transformation project in flight is the Social Work Pathfinder Programme which we started supporting last October. The positive impact it’s already having across local schools and communities is great to see.

The Pathfinder programme

The Pathfinder Programme for Social Work at SBC is designed to empower and mobilise frontline staff and drive ongoing transformational change across the Council’s other service areas, delivering better outcomes for everyone touched by them.. 

Our objective is to transform the delivery of social work in the Borders and we’re improving efficiency to build capacity, using the Council’s assets to inform better operational and strategic decisions. Our work is then going to set the standards, methodologies and models for future phases.

Think you’d be a good fit?

As a mother of two young children, flexibility is important to me and CGI is very accommodating. I'm able to get my children to school and pick them up, which is a priority for me and I enjoy being able to work from home or the office as required. We’ve been recognised as a ‘Sunday Times Best Place to Work’ and the healthy work-life balance encouraged by the company certainly plays a large role in that. 

If you’re the kind of person who’s committed to working with integrity and enjoys a culture of collaboration, partnership and care, the perfect role could be waiting for you here. CGI members are very passionate about what they do and we’re looking forward to welcoming more members who share our passion to join our Scottish business unit!

Interested in exploring our career opportunities in Scotland? Check out our open roles here.